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NS - North Broadway Overpass

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North side June 2009

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #140865

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Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over North Broadway Street aka Old US 31 on Norfolk Southern Railway's former Wabash Railroad, and abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway Nickel Plate Road IMC line(nee Norfolk and Western, Lake Erie and Western, others) in Peru
Location
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Part of this wide bridge may be used to connect the North and South ends of the new "Nickel Plate Trail" which passes through Peru along the former Nickel Plate Road's Indianapolis to Michigan City line(IMC).
History
At one time, Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroad trains used to cross over this bridge on their journey through Peru. Later N&W Railway bought both lines. Later successor NS abandoned the NKP line, but Wabash line still sees dozens of trains a day.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck girder
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75775, -86.07204   (decimal degrees)
40°45'28" N, 86°04'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578328/4512279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peru
Inventory number
BH 42645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood