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Conrail - Taylor Ditch bridge

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North side

Very steep banks and overgrowth make this another tough one to photograph

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163568

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Taylor Ditch on Formerly Conrail Railroad(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, others)
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Available for trail use. Could be part of an extension of the Sweetser Switch Trail, or Cardinal Greenway. Mentioned as part of the American Discovery Trail network.
History
Formerly carried a double tracked railroad line that ran from Chicago(via Logansport) to Columbus, Ohio and points East. Tracks taken up in early to mid 1980's. Currently used as access for nearby landowners. Still in descent shape.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57797, -85.85099   (decimal degrees)
40°34'41" N, 85°51'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/597248/4492544 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 44998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Conrail Taylor Ditch bridge
Posted December 2, 2012, by Anonymous

Thank you for your work in photographing a hard to access bridge.