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Hartsdale Overpass

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

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Description 

Crossing for highway 41 over railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania, E. J. & E., and Michigan Central railroads at Hartsdale. Deck 44' wide plus 2 18" wide sidewalks. Cost $146,141.14.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Elgin Joliet and Eastern Railroad on US 41
Location
Schererville, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1935, rehabilitated in 1977, replaced in 2001
Builder
- Thomas McQueen
Design
2-span Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 509.9 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #41-45-103
PA & Elgin, Joliet & Eastern R.R. Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50833, -87.47167   (decimal degrees)
41°30'30" N, 87°28'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/460638/4595296 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highland
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015640 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39377 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 60.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1985)
33,100

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Corrected complrtion date, added builder, cost and spans.
  • February 7, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Hartsdale Overpass
Posted March 13, 2014, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Second photo

Hartsdale Overpass
Posted March 13, 2014, by tom rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge around 2000, just before it was replaced