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CSX - US 40 Overpass

Photos 

View Looking West From East Of The Bridge, Showing The Roadway Of U.S. 40, And The East Elevation Of The Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #153553

Map 

Description 

Part of the former Pennsylvania Railroads Indianapolis and Frankfort(I&F) branch, today this bridge location is used by Amtrak and a small amount of freight trains.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over US 40 in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1917; replaced 2003
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 48.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73833, -86.29694   (decimal degrees)
39°44'18" N, 86°17'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/560241/4398951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory numbers
INNBI 013840 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
24,452

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2011: New photo from Jim Grey
  • September 7, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: added railroad info
  • January 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IN-88 - Vandalia Railroad Bridge, Spanning U.S. Route 40, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
  • James Norwood
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX Railroad Bridge
Posted November 25, 2007, by Andy (jandyb1971 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge replaced by through girder span in 2003