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Penn Central Big Duck Creek Bridge

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ElwoodPRRBigDuckCreek

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Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Big Duck Creek on Formerly Penn Central Railroad(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, Chicago Great Eastern, New Castle and Richmond, others)
Location
Elwood, Madison County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Once part of a heavy duty branch line from Anoka(Logansport) to Cincinatti featuring many passenger trains. Not included in Conrail after PC Bankruptcy, line was abandoned on April 1, 1976.
Railroads
- Chicago & Great Eastern Railway (C&GE)
- New Castle & Richmond Railroad (NC&R)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Deck Plate with Concrete overlay. Very similiar to PRR Deer Creek Bridge in Cass County.
Also called
PRR Big Duck Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27812, -85.84269   (decimal degrees)
40°16'41" N, 85°50'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/598386/4459269 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elwood
Inventory number
BH 46252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • August 6, 2012: Updated by Greg: Added category "Penn Central Railroad"
  • September 19, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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