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NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)

Photos 

South side of bridge

Taken from South Burlington Avenue bridge.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136497

Map 

Description 

Two spans at 166' each, plus one pile trestle at 79'

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Wabash River fork on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1882; Replaced 1998
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Skewed Pratt through truss; replaced by pony plate girder.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 411.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 26.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #306
NS - Wabash River Bridge (S)
NS - Cliff Drive Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74941, -86.36761   (decimal degrees)
40°44'58" N, 86°22'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553386/4511131 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anoka
Inventory number
BH 42205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number; updated build date & measurements
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • February 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

Comments 

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted July 11, 2015, by James Norwood

Tony and Nathan, yes that is the same bridge. I thought I had linked that site and this particular photo onto this site when I added this bridge, I don't know what happened to that add, but glad it is again on here for others to view. It was quite an interesting feat when they slid the old bridge off and moved the new one in as I witnessed some of the construction. Halverson had a lot of pictures on their site of this particular construction for many years after, but they too have been removed some time ago. Jay

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted June 30, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I do believe you are correct Nathan!

And of course... It could have remained standing after the replacement bridge was built!

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted June 30, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Halverson Construction Co has this photo on their website here http://www.halversonconstruction.com/gallery/bridges-railroa... and I think its this bridge.