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Nickel Plate IMC Eel River Bridge

Photos 

West side April 27, 2009

Here you can see the Nickel Plate Trail folks preparing the bridge for pedestrians by adding walkway and side rails. Someone has scribbled "Down with Denver" on the side as well, referring to the nearby town just North of here called Denver.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #139284

Map 

Link to Nickel Plate Trail Inc. website. 

Written by James Norwood

http://www.nickelplatetrail.org/news.html

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on "Nickel Plate Trail", formerly Norfolk Southern Railway (Nee N&W, NKP, Lake Erie & Western, others) in Denver
Location
Denver, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
This former bridge on the
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Also called
Nickel Plate bridge 1399 Milepost 77.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85690, -86.07452   (decimal degrees)
40°51'25" N, 86°04'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578002/4523283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peru
Inventory number
BH 42453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 28, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood
  • April 27, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood