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CSX West 11th Street Overpass

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11th St Overpass

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in July 2010

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BH Photo #171248

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Description 

Trestle over Western and Grand Ave. as well as the White Water Valley Railroad. The Trestle has been the site of many accidents. Before the east end was rebuilt many collisions occurred with cars traveling south on Western Av. because the columns intruded on the street. In 1962 21 cars derailed from the B & O Railroad off the bridge when a car broke an axle. The interurban line just south of the trestle had a runaway car derail on a turn and run into the canal sometime about 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Whitewater Valley Railroad, Western Av., Western Av West on CSX Rail
Location
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway (1895-1917) (CH&D)
Design
Plate Girder and pony girder
Dimensions
Total length: 222.0 ft.
Also called
B & O Railroad Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64711, -85.13770   (decimal degrees)
39°38'50" N, 85°08'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659786/4390248 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Connersville
Elevation
839 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to discription.
  • December 24, 2010: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • July 29, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com