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C&O Railroad Taylor Ditch bridge

Photos 

As seen from adjacent Indiana highway 18

South side

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163575

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Taylor Ditch on Kokomo Grain/Winamac Southern Railway/US Rail Corporation(nee CSX, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad aka Chessie System)
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once part of heavy duty rail line from Chicago to Cincinatti and points East. Line cut back and this section from Amboy to Marion still survives. Formely carried Amtrak's Cardinal and James Whitcomb Riley passenger trains until 1986.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Chessie System
Design
all wooden with exception of part of supports which use concrete instead of usual pile driven timbers.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.5 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57660, -85.85138   (decimal degrees)
40°34'36" N, 85°51'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/597216/4492391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 44999 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood