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Monon Trail - Fall Creek Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James McCray in Feburary 2009

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BH Photo #132838

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Description 

Once part of the "Shortest line to Chicago", this line was abandoned in the 1980's by then owner CSX Transportation.

Link to photos 

Written by James Norwood

http://www.monon.monon.org/indy/05-06fallcreekbridge.jpg
http://www.monon.monon.org/indyline/01-30fallcreek1.jpg
http://www.monon.monon.org/indyline/01-30fallcreek2.jpg
http://www.monon.monon.org/railpixs4/04-20Local-Indy-FallCre...

Many great photos of Monon Railroad(Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville) action as they crossed this bridge during it's railroad career.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Monon Trail (former Monon Railroad) in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Pony truss - 1892)
- Wisconsin Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Through truss - 1914)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Main span: Double-intersection Warren through truss
Approach: Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82040, -86.13674   (decimal degrees)
39°49'13" N, 86°08'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/573880/4408180 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory number
BH 39069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 30, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builders and dates
  • January 22, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • December 31, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood
  • February 3, 2009: Updated by James McCray
  • February 2, 2009: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com