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PRR - Wildcat Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking North-Northwest from Vaile Avenue April 2009

Bridge is in foreground, background shows Sycamore Street overpass. Winamac Southern Railway/US Rail switches Mervis Steel(OmniSource) at next road crossing and occasionally parks gondola cars on North approach to bridge, but nothing has went over bridge for at least 5 years.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #139040

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Wildcat Creek on Winamac Southern Railway(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania RR, Chicago Great Eastern, New Castle and Richmond, other) in Kokomo
Location
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Limestone piers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48191, -86.12176   (decimal degrees)
40°28'55" N, 86°07'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574437/4481617 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kokomo East
Inventory number
BH 42241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added data, bridge type
  • April 23, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 7, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Pennsylvania Railroad Wildcat Creek Bridge
Posted February 28, 2010, by Bob Hammitt (bobhammitt [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is being use again (sparingly). There are several grain cars being stored on the tracks behind the Markland Mall, they back up almost to the dead end at US 31.