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Nickel Plate Trail - South Fork Deer Creek Bridge

Photos 

East side

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #162757

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek South Fork on Nickel Plate Trail
Location
Cassville, Howard County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Once part of the second oldest rail line in Indiana, this bridge was used by trains travelling from Indianapolis to Peru and Michigan City. Last used by rail in early 1990's. Line railbanked and abandoned in 1999. Trail paved and open 2010.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56125, -86.12120   (decimal degrees)
40°33'40" N, 86°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574396/4490424 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Miami
Elevation
820 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: corrected County location
  • April 17, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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