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NS - Biddles Island Bridge (N)

Photos 

North Side

Detroit bound NS train heads East over this bridge.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136492

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Wabash River Main Channel on Norfolk Southern Railroad(N&W, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Unknown when it was built, but probably during the Wabash Railroad days. This bridge crosses the main channel of the Wabash River. The famed
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Railroad has a 30 MPH speed limit on this open deck bridge.
One of the few survivors of the great flood of 1913, guarded by the National Guard as depicted in early photos during that disaster. Also crosses a small street on it's East end, a location of the infamous Logansport "Red Light District" known to many in the early 1900's up until 1980.
Also called
NS - Wabash River Bridge (N)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75087, -86.36411   (decimal degrees)
40°45'03" N, 86°21'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553680/4511295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Logansport
Inventory number
BH 42202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cass County, Indiana (86)
Girder (9,137)
Indiana (4,625)
Logansport, Indiana (33)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,581)
Open (38,211)
Owned by railroad (11,100)
Plate girder (6,948)
Railroad (14,365)
Through girder (3,395)
Wabash Railroad (554)
Wabash River (100)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2013: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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Comments 

Norfolk Southern Wabash River East bridge Biddles Island
Posted January 12, 2013, by Robert Thompson

The photos I had posted were for a different bridge. I have deleted them.