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Wabash/GTW Overpass

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Overview
Abandoned Warren through truss bridge over Canadian National Railway on abandoned former Wabash Railroad 4th District Railroad
Location
La Porte County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1892 as part of the Wabash's line from Chicago to Detroit, abandoned by NS in the 1980's.
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Grand Trunk Railroad (GT)
- Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Skewed Warren through truss bridge w/stone abutments
Dimensions
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 33.0 ft.
Skew angle
17 degrees
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1620
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53114, -86.67629   (decimal degrees)
41°31'52" N, 86°40'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527004/4597771 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
LaPorte East
Inventory number
BH 54048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2017: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 3, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number, date erected and measurements
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Norfolk & Western Railway"
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by James Norwood: Changed railroad history, not CSS&SB, but Wabash(N&W, NS).
  • October 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Interurban"
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Chicago, South Shore, South Bend Railroad", "Skewed", "Railroad", "Canadian National Railway"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com