Rating:
5 votes

CSX - Big Eagle Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Weller in March 2009

BH Photo #135372

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Eagle Creek in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's I&V(Indianapolis and Vincennes)branch and formerly went all the way to Union Station. Line now starts at the Indianapolis Belt and ends just Southeast of this bridge. Line looked to be rarely used.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73717, -86.19675   (decimal degrees)
39°44'14" N, 86°11'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/568827/4398894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maywood
Inventory number
BH 41302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

CSX Railroad (1,374)
Conrail (1,018)
Have street view (25,401)
Indiana (4,625)
Indianapolis, Indiana (160)
Marion County, Indiana (201)
Open (38,207)
Owned by railroad (11,099)
Pennsylvania Railroad (615)
Pony truss (15,694)
Pratt through truss (5,004)
Pratt truss (8,739)
Through truss (14,033)
Truss (31,221)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: updated truss type
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by James Norwood: Added Railroad info
  • March 14, 2009: Added by John Weller

Sources 

  • John Weller - jweller [at] indy [dot] rr [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Big Eagle Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2019, by Ethan McDowell (etmcdowell1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My mistake, I confused this one with the other bridge up near West 16th Street. This one is the I&V bridge next to Kentucky Avenue. This spur will most likely be ripped up as the sole remaining customer on the line closed and the building was razed.

CSX - Big Eagle Creek Bridge
Posted January 2, 2019, by Luke

Topo from 1948 says PRR.

CSX - Big Eagle Creek Bridge
Posted January 2, 2019, by Ethan McDowell (etmcdowell1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge is NOT former PRR, but the old IU Belt railway.

Railroad bridge over Big Eagle Creek
Posted March 14, 2009, by anthony dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah....It looks like 1880's-1890 wrought iron with it's lacing and portal bracing. Neat bridge that I hadn't seen.

Railroad bridge over Big Eagle Creek
Posted March 14, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Thats a very lightweight thru-truss for railroad use. I'll bet that is 19th century for sure.