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Mier Road PRR Underpass

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by James Norwood

Enlarge

BH Photo #163527

Map 

Description 

The road underneath this concrete bridge was the original Highway route until a newer bridge was built East of here to carry SR 18 and SR 13 over the old PRR and C&O tracks, as well as the original route. Rail Line abandoned for over 20 years. Wide design for former double track railroad. Roadway had to make harsh turns to pass under bridge and very low clearance was dangerous for high profile vehicles.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete bridge over Mier Road on former Conrail Railroad
Location
Mier, Grant County, Indiana
Status
Demolished
History
Demolished in 2012
Railroad
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Concrete culvert
Dimensions
Total length: 34.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57553, -85.83172   (decimal degrees)
40°34'32" N, 85°49'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/598883/4492294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Elevation
800 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43816 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 21, 2012: Updated by James Norwood: added bridge removed status
  • April 23, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • December 30, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood