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CSX - East Branch Twelve Mile Creek Bridge

Photo 

Nothing left but woods and embankments April 2009

Yes, a waste of a pic, but from this spot you could see the entire structure then, today nothing but trees and undergrowth, even the approach embankments are hard to find. What a shame.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #139266

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Twelve Mile Creek on abandoned CSX Transportation (nee Chesapeake and Ohio of Indiana Railroad) in Twelve Mile
Location
Twelve Mile, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Lost
History
Remote bridge spanning East branch of Twelve Mile creek.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
For a small creek, this was a longer bridge with fill added to approaches. Some timber pilings and supports. Quickly removed when line was abandoned. Nothing exist today of this bridge except ROW fill on approaches. Can be seen from CR 800 East in Winter.
Also called
C&O - East Branch Twelve Mile Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.83473, -86.22429   (decimal degrees)
40°50'05" N, 86°13'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/565401/4520700 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Twelve Mile
Inventory number
BH 42317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

CSX Railroad (1,374)
Cass County, Indiana (86)
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (86)
Deck girder (5,048)
Girder (9,140)
Indiana (4,625)
Lost (22,281)
Owned by railroad (11,104)
Plate girder (6,949)
Railroad (14,370)
Twelve Mile, Indiana (1)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
  • April 27, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 11, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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