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US 12-EJ&E RR Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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BH Photo #392745

Map 

Description 

Was originally across the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad. The use of Camelback trusses was rare for a state designed bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on US 12
Location
Lake County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1929, rehabilitated in 1966, replaced in 1994
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 209.0 ft.
Total length: 1,181.2 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #12-45-2165B
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63915, -87.45909   (decimal degrees)
41°38'21" N, 87°27'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/461764/4609814 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whiting
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
24,672
Inventory numbers
INNBI 003130 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 7, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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