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NYC - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridges

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Indiana Harbor Canal Bridges

Only two Rall types however had four Rall types next to them two Scherzer bridges and one Strauss bascule bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #265910

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Description 

Originally four Rall bascule bridges of the same design were built. Today, only two abandoned examples remain, and they are two bridges sitting beside each other.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Railroad (Abandoned New York Central)
Location
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1909
Builders
- Albert Lucius of New York City, New York
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Theodor Rall of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Rall bascule through truss, single leaf.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65997, -87.45244   (decimal degrees)
41°39'36" N, 87°27'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/462331/4612122 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whiting
Inventory number
BH 57859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 21, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 1, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 16, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 17, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 6, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city.
  • September 4, 2013: Added by Nathan Holth

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NYC Indiana Harbor Canal Bridges
Posted September 4, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I added this pair of bridges to BridgeHunter so that BridgeHunter should now have a complete list of all known Rall bascule bridges: http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/rall-bascule-lift/ something I can't do at HistoricBridges.org because I haven't visited them all yet! I also added a brief Rall bascule description to the BridgeHunter category for the benefit of visitors.

You will however have to come over to HistoricBridges.org to see my photos of these two bridges that can only be feasibly photographed from a boat. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...