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Abandoned EL - Beaver Dam Ditch Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Beaver Dam Ditch on Abandoned Erie Lackawanna Railway
Location
Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43798, -87.36640   (decimal degrees)
41°26'17" N, 87°21'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/469389/4587443 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crown Point
Inventory number
BH 65793 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2015: Added by John Marvig

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Comments 

Abandoned EL - Beaver Dam Ditch Bridge
Posted February 10, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey Tom,

Can't help but noticing your photos. They are greatly appreciated. My question for you is how are you accessing this bridge? I'm interested in possibly adding it to my trip to the area in June.

-John

Abandoned EL - Beaver Dam Ditch Bridge
Posted February 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Top view.

Abandoned EL - Beaver Dam Ditch Bridge
Posted February 4, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a picture of this bridge.