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TStL&W Wildcat Creek Bridge

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Looking Northwest across Wildcat Creek April 2009

East side view towards West remains. East has this timber backstop to keep people from going into creek, but not needed due to ditch right at approach as seen in other photos.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #139018

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Wildcat Creek on former Nickel Plate Road Railroad(nee Toledo St. Louis and Western aka Cloverleaf) in Kokomo. Small ditch with it's own steel stringer bridge formerly located at East approach for Creek bridge.
Location
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Status
Lost
History
Built to connect the Cloverleaf main line to Continental Steel, this bridge was removed sometime in the 1970's. Nickel Plate Road later accessed Continental via the Pennsylvania RR's Kokomo Belt to the East and this bridge was no longer needed.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad (TStL&W)
Design
Wooden of some sort, wooden abutments. Only recollection is of timbers poking out of Wildcat in early 80's, since gone.
Small ditch located at East approach with Concrete filled metal tubes for Abutments. Maybe 15 feet of fill between ditch and East bridge approach.
Also called
Nickel Plate bridge
Continental Steel line bridge
UCT Park Railroad bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47872, -86.14810   (decimal degrees)
40°28'43" N, 86°08'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/572208/4481241 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kokomo West
Inventory number
BH 42296 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 13, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 10, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood