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Big Four - Twin Bridge

Photos 

Photo from a page in a book

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2010

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BH Photo #174994

Map 

Description 

Along with the 1886 Baltimore Truss roadway bridge, the two were fondly known as the "Twin Bridges" as this bridge sat literally on top of the other. It was replaced in 1906 by the concrete arch bridge.

An abutment of this bridge, along with the 'CSX - W.F. White Lick Creek' bridge, & the 'Twin Bridges', which are listed here in Bridge Hunter, are all included in one 'Twin Bridges' listing in the NRHP (see Landmark Hunter).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over West Fork White Lick Creek on former Big Four Railroad southeast of Danville
Location
Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1883 for the CCC&I Railroad, replaced in 1906
Railroad
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
Design
Wrought iron, 8-panel, pin-connected Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75449, -86.50433   (decimal degrees)
39°45'16" N, 86°30'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/542461/4400625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory number
BH 45988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2016: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • January 19, 2015: Updated by Jim Allen: added NRHP note in description
  • August 28, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jim Allen
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com