Rating:
3 votes

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Rainford

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BH Photo #280114

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss with sub-panels bridge over Canadian National Railway on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Schereville, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1905, demolished November 2015
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad (CI&S)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 215.0 ft.
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50457, -87.46622   (decimal degrees)
41°30'16" N, 87°27'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/461090/4594876 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highland
Inventory number
BH 54113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date, Added Builder
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • April 28, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Doomed
  • February 1, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 22, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Canadian National Railway", "Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted December 10, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very sad to see a nice structure go to waste for seemingly no reason...scratch another nice one to the scrap heap.

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted December 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge was destroyed November 2015.

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted April 28, 2015, by Tom Hoffman

This bridge should ought to be available for reuse. I don't know if reuse is possible since the bridge is owned by the railroad. These long(200' plus) Pennsylvania trusses built for both road and railroad are becoming rare.

Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge
Posted March 23, 2014, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a picture of the bridge taken in 2009.