Rating:
3 votes

CR 500 South Vandalia Railroad overpass

Photo 

Rr bridge

Photo taken by Richard Hendrix

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BH Photo #175547

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost timber stringer bridge over former Conrail (ex- Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, PCC&StL, Vandalia, Terre Haute and Logansport Railroads) on 500 South in Cutler
Location
Cutler, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Lost
History
Built 1938. Single lane open deck. Low clearance for railroad passing underneath. Completely removed in 1990's and filled in. CR 500 South now level when passing over this location.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
I personally don't remember this bridge having side rails, only an open deck. Limited sight view when crossing due to incline over bridge structure.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Cutler railroad overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47472, -86.52256   (decimal degrees)
40°28'29" N, 86°31'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/540470/4480558 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rossville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800123 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
200

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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