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Sweetser Switch Trail - Pipe Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163584

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Pipe Creek again on Sweetser Switch Trail(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroads and others)
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
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. Extension of trail installed in or about 2004 which included this bridge.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 54.0 ft.
Total length: 54.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Conrail - Pipe Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57228, -85.80598   (decimal degrees)
40°34'20" N, 85°48'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/601066/4491962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 45001 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood