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Vandalia Railroad Tippecanoe River bridge

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North side looking back towards Delong

Newer UCEB bridge on Old State Road 17 is vantage point looking at old Railroad bridge remains. March 27, 2010

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #159545

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Description 

Bridge remains are located beside the old Indiana 17 bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Tippecanoe River on formely Penn Central Railroad(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Vandalia Railroad, others)
Location
Delong, Fulton County, Indiana
Status
Removed
History
Part of the Vandalia's line from Logansport to South Bend, most of this line was not included in Conrail when it was created after Penn Central went Bankrupt. Line was abandoned , this bridge was removed, but abutments and piers remain today.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.14451, -86.41482   (decimal degrees)
41°08'40" N, 86°24'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/549106/4554964 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Culver
Elevation
735 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Vandalia Railroad Tippecanoe River bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge was intact until around 1993 or 1994, don't know the exact date. It was your simple grider deck bridge. At one time it was letter for the Pennsylvania Railroad. But that was over 70 some years ago.