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CIRwy - White River Bridge

Photos 

w bank3.JPG

http://www.indianatrails.org/MidlandTrace/w_bank3.JPG

View this photo at indianatrails.org

BH Photo #140905

Map 

Description 

Railroad was abandoned in 1982 and tracks pulled up. ROW bought by Indiana Transportation Museum 1986, who had plans to one day rebuild line. City of Noblesville bought old line in 1991. Approaches have been removed for a long time

Link to Railroad History and Midland Trace Trail info 

Written by James Norwood

http://www.indianatrails.org/MidlandTrace/index.html

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over White River on former Conrail Railroad in Noblesville
Location
Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned, but intact
Future prospects
City of Noblesville in conjunction with the City of Westfield and Midland Trace Trail group are to convert this bridge for pedestrians.
History
Built 1893, abandoned in 1982
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Central Indiana Railway (CIRwy)
- Conrail (CR)
- Midland Railway
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04078, -86.02479   (decimal degrees)
40°02'27" N, 86°01'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/583194/4432738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Noblesville
Inventory number
BH 42650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2014: Photo imported by James Norwood
  • January 23, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • November 19, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins
  • June 3, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com