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Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch

Photos 

From The Electric Railway Review, Volume 16, July-December 1906

Photo scanned by Internet Archive Book Images

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BH Photo #334092

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over John Diehl Ditch on Indiana Service Corporation
Location
Auburn Junction, De Kalb County, Indiana
Status
Either removed or converted and replaced at a later date.
History
Built 1906; Removed ?
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten
- National Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Railroads
- Interurban
- Toledo & Chicago Interurban Railway (T&CI)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 76.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35215, -85.08097   (decimal degrees)
41°21'08" N, 85°04'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/660535/4579627 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Auburn
Inventory number
BH 65186 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • December 31, 2014: Added by Luke

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Comments 

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 6, 2015, by Luke

I've set up a page for it and a couple of bridges I found in the area.

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Luke!

Can you set up a page for the CBW bridge and mark where you think it sat?

Regards,

Art S.

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 6, 2015, by Luke

Art, the bridge you found downstream was part of the New York Central.

The books the images are from sadly do not give any information aside from that it was mounted on lally columns.

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

You're good! :^)

Actually the arch bridge, or something similar that's not documented here yet, might be standing abandoned a bit to the south - look at the satellite images and you'll see it where an abandoned right of way crosses the ditch.

Now, I'd love more info on the CBW pin connected through truss (of Pratt configuration, I believe :^) ) that's also in the pics.

Regards,

Art S.

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 4, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Art,

Yes, it looks like a pin-connected through truss. :)

Toledo & Chicago - John Diehl Ditch Arch
Posted August 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Any info on the Columbia Bridge Works bridge in the background?

Regards,

Art S.