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NS - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge

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Hick Tower PRR Lift Bridge

East Chicago IN

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2013

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BH Photo #281451

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Description 

Of five bascule bridges at this location, this is one of two still in use.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Location
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
PRR - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66009, -87.45232   (decimal degrees)
41°39'36" N, 87°27'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/462341/4612136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whiting
Inventory number
BH 50948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 10, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 14, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

NS - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted September 6, 2014, by Matt McClure (mkmcclure63 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The active drawbridge is ex-NYC. The ex-PRR bridge was about 100 yards south. The abutments still stand.