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PRR Industrial Spur - Wildcat Creek Bridge

Photos 

crystal street dam1lg.jpg

East side. Bridge is located just before Crystal Street Dam and you can see a sign hanging from left side bridge girder warning canoeist/boaters of upcoming obstacle.

http://www.wildcatcreek.net/river_segments/north_fork/waterworks_to_fosterpark/pic1.htm

View this photo at wildcatcreek.net

BH Photo #141174

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad in Kokomo
Location
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned and on private property
History
Most don't know about this bridge which is bordered on it's North by Omnisource(Mervis scrap yard) and an old factory on the South side. No railroad traffic over this bridge in long time. Remote, and unseen except from creek.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Mervis bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48255, -86.11902   (decimal degrees)
40°28'57" N, 86°07'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574668/4481690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kokomo East
Inventory number
BH 42744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 8, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com