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PRR - RACE Tower Industrial Line Bridge

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Looking North at South side of structure January 2006

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136926

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over unnamed ditch behind Church near Main Street(old US 35, 435) and 18th Street intersection on Formerly Conrail(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania, Panhandle, New Castle and Richmond Railroads) in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Was used as part of an industrial track in it's later years, now sit abandoned and unsafe to cross. Rail line ROW is still visible though tracks have been gone for at least 30 years. Where line meets new alignment, old RACE tower formerly sat, but this line could be used for a trail.
History
This small bridge was part of the original alignment of Logansport's first rail line that left the current line at 18th Street and headed along the South side of Wabash River to South Burlington Avenue where a depot and turntable once sat.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Timber with stone block abutments
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74031, -86.34831   (decimal degrees)
40°44'25" N, 86°20'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/555022/4510133 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anoka
Inventory number
BH 42292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood