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Vandalia Railroad Starr Ditch Bridge

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West side as seen from SR 17

No nearby public access necessitates this long half mile away photo. March 27, 2010

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #159548

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Description 

May be a Farmer's bridge for getting between fields. Easily seen from Nearby SR 17 just North of Kewanna.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Starr Ditch/Little Mill Creek on formely Penn Central Railroad(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Vandalia Railroad, others)
Location
Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
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 abandoned but still survives.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 45.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.03004, -86.40975   (decimal degrees)
41°01'48" N, 86°24'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/549618/4542259 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kewanna
Elevation
755 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44641 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood