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B&OCT - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge

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BOCT - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridges

Strauss rail bridge between 2 Scherzer bascule lift bridges however a couple feet from the Rall types

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2013

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BH Photo #283279

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Hoosier State Rail Series Hick Tower And Bascule Bridges

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Description 

This Strauss Overhead Counterweight Trunnion bascule bridge between 2 Scherzer type bascule bridges at one time replaced a Rall type built in the 1900's. Today this bridge is no longer in use however kept in the raised position abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Whitning)
Location
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1914
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad (B&OCT; BOCT)
Design
Deck plate girder bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65998, -87.45216   (decimal degrees)
41°39'36" N, 87°27'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/462354/4612124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whiting
Inventory number
BH 60900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 18, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 20, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 8, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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B&OCT - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Do any of you know the update about this Strauss rail bridge is it removed or remain abandoned in the raised position?