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NS - Cicott Street Viaduct

Photos 

Closer view Looking Southerly at North side November 2005

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136540

Map 

Street View 

Timeline 

Written by James Holzmeier

This bridge replaced the earlier Wabash bridge #307, which was an 82' long pile trestle bridge constructed 1881.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Cicott Street and Goose Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once carried the Wabash Cannonball Passenger trains, now part of NS busy Decatur District main line. Low clearance, gets hit by trucks often. Supports built for second rail track if needed on southside. .
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Single track railroad with end supports set up to add second bridge deck if needed, also crosses Goose creek which leads to long end support walls as creek turns as it passes under street and rail bridge.
Dimensions
Span length: 68.0 ft.
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #307
Wabash - Cicott Street Viaduct
Cicott Street and Goose Creek underpass
Low-pain in the you know what bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74442, -86.37721   (decimal degrees)
40°44'40" N, 86°22'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/552579/4510571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clymers
Inventory number
BH 42212 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2015: Essay added by James Holzmeier
  • October 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • June 29, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • June 21, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • June 1, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 7, 2009: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

NS - Cicott Street Viaduct
Posted January 1, 2015, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great updates on the travails of the bridge, thanks James Norwood!

Cicott Street Viaduct
Posted June 20, 2010, by James Norwood

Work was completed recently. Bridge remains and damaged concrete sections have been fixed. Ironwork is now gone and everything is back to normal as of June 15, 2010.

Cicott Street Viaduct
Posted June 1, 2010, by James Norwood

West wingwall and abutment must have suffered some failure as temporary ironwork has been installed and concrete forms are in place. Lots of MOW equipment in town including cranes and track sections. I know they are replacing a "diamond", or railroad crossover, in town but I wonder if this bridge will remain when they are finished with it's own work currently progressing. Pictures will be posted soon when I can upload them.

Cicott Street Viaduct
Posted May 30, 2010, by James Norwood

I receiving a note stating that Maintenance of Way employee's of Norfolk Southern Railway were out looking at the bridge this past week. Last year, locals were complaining about the small cracks in the abutments that have become, in their opinion, ever larger. Local newspaper made mention that bridge was due for work within the next two years when that problem was reported. Perhaps a replacement is coming soon? I know this bridge has been hit many times by overheight trucks due to it's low clearance, so I wonder what kind of replacement we would have. We can't forget that Goose Creek travels underneath this bridge and the road as well, and the rail line is already on a steep incline that would prevent elevating the trackage here, so it could be interesting!