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Otter Creek Rail Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in November 2009

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BH Photo #148482

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Otter Creek on Madison Railroad
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Railroad is planning to replace this soon
History
Built 1890's
Design
Has two wooden trestles and also wooden cross beams inside the truss's also
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98384, -85.60164   (decimal degrees)
38°59'02" N, 85°36'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/621116/4315912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Inventory number
BH 43580 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Deck truss (1,609)
Doomed (1,060)
Indiana (4,626)
Jennings County, Indiana (76)
Lost (22,454)
Lost 2012 (356)
Lost during 2010s (2,928)
Owned by railroad (11,168)
Pratt deck truss (332)
Pratt truss (8,779)
Replaced by new bridge (14,998)
Truss (31,313)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Bridge is to be replaced
  • March 23, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 4, 2009: Added by J.P.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Otter Creek Rail Road Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I canoed under this bridge last Saturday (April 13th) in very high water. The bridge has gone through a complete restoration to a UCEB type bridge. It doesn't even look the same anymore. It appears new, tall concrete columns have been poured to support its weight load. This was planned for awhile but didn't know they (Madison Railroad Co.) were going to change the looks of the bridge. They also renovated the Vernon Railroad Bridge 1/4 mile NW of here over the Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River but not to the same degree. Sorry didn't take any pictures as the creek was flowing extremely fast.