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Conrail - Pipe Creek Bridge (Mier)

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North side

Photo taken by James Norwood

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Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pipe Creek on Formerly Conrail Railroad(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, others)
Location
Mier, Grant County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Available for use as trail. Could be part of the American Discovery Trail, and/or extension of Sweetser Switch Trail or Cardinal Greenway.
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)
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 

  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood