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Abandoned NS - Sohl Avenue Swing Bridge

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Sohl Avenue Railroad Bridge

Abandoned swing bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #283665

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Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Grand Calumet River on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad (CC&L)
Design
12-panel, pinned Pratt through swing truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 245.0 ft.
Also called
Sohl Avenue Railroad Bridge
N & W RR: Grand Calumet River Bridge (c.1900)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62275, -87.51374   (decimal degrees)
41°37'22" N, 87°30'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457202/4608019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calumet City
Inventory number
BH 51552 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 17, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 1, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Abandoned NS - Sohl Avenue Swing Bridge
Posted December 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

May 2013

Abandoned NS - Sohl Avenue Swing Bridge
Posted December 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is picture taken May 2013

Abandoned NS - Sohl Avenue Swing Bridge
Posted December 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a picture of this bridge taken May 2013