Rating:
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Ohio River Greenway - Silver Creek Bridge

Photos 

Side Shot

Photo taken by J.P. in June 2009

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BH Photo #140846

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Silver Creek on abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
New Albany, Clark County, Indiana, and Floyd County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians in future
Future prospects
Will be replaced by modern bridge for rail trail. Nearby former Baltimore and Ohio(CSX) trackage to North to be added later.
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 218.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Silver Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29424, -85.79062   (decimal degrees)
38°17'39" N, 85°47'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/605756/4239153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Albany
Inventory number
BH 42642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2016: Updated by J.P.: Bridge is doomed
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • December 28, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected location to the south
  • June 25, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added rail to trail to categories
  • June 30, 2010: Updated by J.P.: add possible build date
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • June 1, 2009: Updated by James Norwood: Added railroad name, prospects, and corrected GPS co-ordinates. Great find JP!
  • June 1, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker

Comments 

Ohio River Greenway - Silver Creek Bridge
Posted January 12, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Unacceptable. Clearly, qualified firms like Bach Steel were not consulted for creative ways to complete this rehabilitation within the available budget. Even worse, the Indiana SHPO claimed this bridge wasn't eligible for the National Register of Historic Places? That is ridiculous. Does Indiana really have a surplus of riveted Warren deck truss railroad bridges?

Ohio River Greenway - Silver Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another ugly MOB coming soon to a Greenway near you...

Kudos Todd B.

Ohio River Greenway - Silver Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Silver Creek RR Bridge
Posted June 25, 2012, by J.P.

Bridge is in serious disrepair with rusted through members everywhere and floor boards starting to rot. The trail goes all the way to the bridge and ends.