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CERA - Pipe Creek Bridge

Photos 

North side

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163595

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Pipe Creek again 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)
- Central Railroad of Indianapolis (CERA)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Chessie System
- Winamac Southern Railway (WSRY)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
C&O - Pipe Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57202, -85.80606   (decimal degrees)
40°34'19" N, 85°48'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/601060/4491934 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 45002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood