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Sweetser Switch Trail - Pipe Creek Bridge (Mier)

Photos 

North side

Photo taken by James Norwood

Enlarge

BH Photo #163581

Map 

Facts 

Overview
closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pipe Creek on Sweetser Switch Trail
Location
Mier, Grant County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Once part of double tracked rail line from Chicago via Logansport to Columbus, Ohio and points East. Tracks taken up in early to mid 1980's.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 52.0 ft.
Total length: 52.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57521, -85.82939   (decimal degrees)
40°34'31" N, 85°49'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/599080/4492261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 45000 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: bridge is now a trail
  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com