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Wabash Railroad Robinson Branch Ditch Bridge

Photos 

View today of removed bridge

wooden abutment can be seen sticking out of side of ballast where newer fill meets older darker stone.

Photo taken by James Norwood in November 2010

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BH Photo #184269

Map 

Description 

Still carried "Wabash" lettering on side of bridge to its death. Removed and unremarkable precast concrete culverts replaced it in September 2005. Part of original wood abutments can still be seen sticking out from fresh ballast.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Robinson Branch Ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Demolished
History
Replaced in September 2005
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer approaches and main deck plate girder span supported on wood abutments and pilings
Dimensions
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #530
MP 234.9 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61932, -86.61669   (decimal degrees)
40°37'10" N, 86°37'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/532421/4496570 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flora
Inventory number
BH 45416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,212)
Beam (12,198)
Built 1892 (181)
Built during 1890s (2,483)
Carroll County, Indiana (93)
Deck girder (4,579)
Girder (8,129)
Indiana (4,199)
Lost (18,864)
Lost 2005 (377)
Lost during 2000s (3,752)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,427)
Owned by railroad (9,898)
Plate girder (6,243)
Railroad (13,165)
Steel stringer (4,813)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,688)
Wabash Railroad (545)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added category "railroad"
  • November 1, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • May 30, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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