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LIRC - Lick Creek Bridge

Photos 

Stone West Side

Photo taken by J.P. in December 2012

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BH Photo #245892

Map 

Description 

Part of the first mainline railroad route constructed in Indiana between Indy and Madison circa 1850's. Once part of the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad empire, today owned by a shortline. Amtrak once ran this route, last being Kentucky Colonel train over a decade ago. CSX might run some trains over this route in the near future.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Lick Creek/Lick Creek Parkway on Louisville and Indiana Railroad
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad (JMI)
- Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69808, -86.13569   (decimal degrees)
39°41'53" N, 86°08'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574101/4394604 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maywood
Inventory number
BH 54182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • December 30, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • November 6, 2012: Updated by James Norwood: Changed railroad info from CSX to Louisville and Indiana, etc.
  • October 27, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "CSX Railroad", "Railroad", "Closed-spandrel arch"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Luke

Comments 

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 19, 2012, by James Norwood

This sound like a good compromise. I didn't intend to stir up a hornet's nest! I have simply been disgusted with many other sites that have posters that feel the need to over analyze things that shouldn't matter. Two sites in particular have regulars that nitpik grammer and such to the point that it takes away from the actual intent of the original post and it ends up resulting in hard feelings and no resolve.

Luke, make no mistake, I appreciate all the work you do to correct mistakes and catagorize on this site. No hard feelings I hope. Again, lets have fun with the site and keep documenting as much as we can. Thanks for everyone's support.

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 18, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Seems like there might be room in the category listings to put all or at least the first part of a category description visible to the right of an item in the category browser.

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 18, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

James Norwood wrote: Yes it keeps it simple in the "catagories" area, but it is really that big of a deal that it necessitates a message for all to look at? I am a huge railfan so I know Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail...

Luke Harden wrote: Well SORRY for trying to keep things neat and non-redundant on this site.

So how about a point in between. I'm with Luke on trying to minimize categories and redundancies. But I also like full and complete information. So for Conrail, I added "Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail" to the description of the category "Conrail". This means that if I browse by category, I can see that connection. It won't help if I'm searching for the text "consolidated rail" - but it does strike a point somewhere between trimming all extra and excessive redundancy.

In general, I think the category descriptions could be better utilized.

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 18, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just keep doing it the way you are James...

I for one, having a lack of railroad knowledge, appreciate all that you do to help with identifying bridge heritage and other RR terminology!

Perhaps our mysterious source of objurgation will become bored and move on to chastise those on another site.

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 18, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

why so serious?!?!?

Lick Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 17, 2012, by James Norwood

That would be me!

I ask, why are we so nit picky? Yes it keeps it simple in the "catagories" area, but it is really that big of a deal that it necessitates a message for all to look at? I am a huge railfan so I know Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail, but most do not, so it helps those folks to understand. Believe me, some people are that simple that they would not know otherwise. It really irritates me when folks have the need to police content when it isn't really necessary. No offense intended, I just ask that you have fun with this site and don't take it so serious.