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NKP - Wildcat Creek Bridge

Photos 

CloverleafWildcat.JPG

Nearby Slag pile from abandoned factory has been cleared and more angles are now available to photo this bridge, April 2010

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #162358

Map 

Description 

Had many platforms on South side of bridge deck for railroad personnel to be able to step off of track gauge. Limestone block abutments with some concrete.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Abandoned Winamac Southern Railway in Kokomo
Location
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic, awaiting trail development
Future prospects
Purchased by City of Kokomo for future trail use
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad (TStL&W)
Design
Concrete supports, steel open deck, with railroad type step-off platforms
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Cloverleaf Wildcat Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47491, -86.15991   (decimal degrees)
40°28'30" N, 86°09'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/571210/4480808 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kokomo West
Inventory number
BH 42240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: corrected some spelling in descripition
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: added dimensions, updated status, added photos
  • April 10, 2009: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 7, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com