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THI&E - Big Blue River Bridge (Knightstown)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Terre Haute, Indianapolis, & Eastern Traction Co.
Location
Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Railroads
- Indiana Railroad (IR)
- Interurban
- Terre Haute, Indianapolis, & Eastern Traction Co. (THI&E)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80044, -85.52007   (decimal degrees)
39°48'02" N, 85°31'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/626696/4406656 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knightstown
Inventory number
BH 63089 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2014: Added by Luke

Comments 

UTC - Big Blue River Bridge (Knightstown)
Posted September 24, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was actually a through truss built by Pan American Bridge Company out of New Castle. It is mentioned in their Golden Anniversary Booklet they published in 1952. I believe that a picture of it does exist but I can't remember where I saw it.

The Honey Bee Line (IN&T) ran to the North of here.

UTC - Big Blue River Bridge (Knightstown)
Posted September 23, 2014, by Luke

After doing a bit of Googling, turns out that you are indeed correct.

I'll fix the categories

UTC - Big Blue River Bridge (Knightstown)
Posted September 23, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Not 100% sure but think this line was THI&E. The UTC went east from Indianapolis through Maxwell, Shirley, Carthage, Mt. Lawn etc. to New Castle and left New Castle heading south to Dunreth where it joined the THI&E line from Indianapolis to Richmond along US 40.

They were all merged into Indiana Railroad (IR, Indiana Rail Road- IRR is different) in the 1920's.