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East 8th street Railroad bridge

Photos 

looking west

Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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BH Photo #149753

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th street on CSX Railroad
Location
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29860, -85.81664   (decimal degrees)
38°17'55" N, 85°48'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/603474/4239608 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Albany
Inventory number
BH 43657 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

CSX Railroad (1,329)
Floyd County, Indiana (32)
Girder (8,835)
Have street view (24,552)
Indiana (4,415)
New Albany, Indiana (10)
Open (37,873)
Owned by railroad (10,781)
Plate girder (6,732)
Railroad (14,137)
Through girder (3,290)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 23, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

East 8th street Railroad bridge
Posted November 24, 2009, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

It doesn't look too serious. The majority of the loading on that structure is taken by the top (compression) and bottom (tension) flanges of the main girders. The diagonal cross-bracing keeps things in alignment, but there seems to be enough to keep things in place.

Don't quote me on that, though. Diagnosing a bridge by website is like diagnosing a patient by phone call.

RKT

East 8th street Railroad bridge
Posted November 23, 2009, by J.P.

if you look at my pictures how serious is this bridge damage. it looks serious to me. i asked a local police officer and he said that the bridge is constantly ran into by tall veichles. Just curious what everyone else thinks.