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Pumpkin Vine Railroad Wabash River Bridge

Photo 

Close view of the bridge in 1877 atlas drawing

BH Photo #330988

Map 

Description 

This bridge served the Coal Branch of the CD&V Railroad, also known as the Pumpkin Vine Railroad, which was built in 1872-73 from Bismark, IL to Stringtown, IN. The line between Covington and Bismarck was closed on June 15, 1879, and the tracks were removed in 1880.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad northwest of Covington
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Removed
History
Built ca. 1873, most likely removed around 1880
Design
Lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16953, -87.43675   (decimal degrees)
40°10'10" N, 87°26'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/462811/4446665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Covington
Inventory number
BH 68240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,656)
Built during 1870s (957)
Fountain County, Indiana (69)
Indiana (4,435)
Lattice through truss (483)
Lattice truss (516)
Lost (20,815)
Through truss (13,611)
Truss (30,592)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2015: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard