Rating:
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INRD - White River Bridge (Elliston)

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2009

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BH Photo #134129

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over White River on Indiana Railroad (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Elliston
Location
Elliston, Greene County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1906
Railroads
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Indiana Rail Road (INRD)
Design
Deck girder and Pratt Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,500.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Bloomfield Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02541, -86.96746   (decimal degrees)
39°01'31" N, 86°58'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/502816/4319596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomfield
Elevation
499 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 39997 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2012: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • November 26, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge is actually a pratt deck truss
  • August 6, 2010: New Street View added by James Simmons
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: updated truss type
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Add position & discription per- to do list
  • February 24, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Bloomfield Rail Bridge
Posted August 6, 2010, by James Simmons

This bridge is fairly unique in that it uses the traditional Truss design of many railroad bridges, but the trackbed lays on top of the truss, instead of running through the truss.