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Eel River/Vandalia Railroad Flowers Creek bridge

Photo 

Eel River Railroad located East of Indiana Highway 19

As seen from adjacent County Road 700 North. Pic is from fall of 2009.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #152761

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Flowers Creek on former Conrail (ex- Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Vandalia, Eel River, Detroit and Eel River Railroads) near Chili
Location
Miami County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned wood stringer bridge and rail line has been abandoned since 1977. Once carried Wabash Railroad trains when they had control of the Detroit and Eel River Railroad.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86870, -86.01719   (decimal degrees)
40°52'07" N, 86°01'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582820/4524646 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peru
Elevation
726 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,024)
Beam (11,953)
Conrail (820)
Indiana (4,198)
Miami County, Indiana (68)
Pennsylvania Railroad (516)
Railroad (13,089)
Timber stringer (3,342)
Total length under 25 feet (1,995)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood