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Nickel Plate IMC Pipe Creek Bridge

Photos 

East side

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #162731

Map 

Link to Nickel Plate Trail Inc. website. 

Written by James Norwood

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

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Pipe Creek on Nickel Plate Trail, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis, others) in Bunker Hill
Location
Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Currently part of the "Nickel Plate Trail", part of the Indiana trails fund. Rail line was abandoned and Railbanked in 1999. Railbanking ensures ROW is left intact for possible reactivation for rail use, or utility use.
History
Once part of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad to connect those two cities(2nd oldest in Indiana), Later saw NYC trains use this line as well. Last used by Central Railroad of Indy RR before abandonment in 1999. IMC denotes Indy to Michigan City.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Two 35 foot and 2 128 foot deck girder spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 326.0 ft.
Also called
Bridge 1347 of Nickel Plate Road.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66958, -86.10113   (decimal degrees)
40°40'10" N, 86°06'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/575973/4502466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory number
BH 42460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 28, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood
  • April 27, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood