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CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge

Photos 

cicero bridge.JPG

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

View this photo at indianatrails.org

BH Photo #140909

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Railroad was abandoned in 1982 by Conrail 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.

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 Cicero Creek on former Conrail Railroad in Noblesville
Location
Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned, but intact
History
Built ca. 1890's, abandoned in 1982
Railroads
- Central Indiana Railway (CIRwy)
- Conrail (CR)
- Midland Railway
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Main span: Pin-connected Pratt through truss
East approach: Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04061, -86.03678   (decimal degrees)
40°02'26" N, 86°02'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582172/4432708 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Noblesville
Inventory number
BH 42651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 23, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • 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
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge
Posted February 22, 2015, by Mona (Kowboy808 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My great-great grandpa Joseph Thompson Jr. Died on that bridge in 1903, hit by a passage train. So the story goes....

Central Indiana Railroad Cicero Creek bridge
Posted May 27, 2012, by Jaden (edwardsjaden [at] ymail [dot] com)

When my Dad and I always drive past this bridge, it always gave me the chills when I was younger.