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Nickel Plate Road Deer Creek bridge

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Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163863

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Description 

Once part of railroad from Indianapolis to Michigan City. Today it is a pedestrian trail featuring pavement.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek on former Central Railroad of Indianapolis(nee Norfolk Southern, Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road IMC line, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis Railroads)
Location
Miami, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built to carry the second oldest rail line in Indiana from Indy to Peru, later Nickel Plate's IMC division, railroad abandoned in 1999, today it is part of the "Nickel Plate Trail" from Cassville just North of Kokomo through Peru and onto Rochester.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60911, -86.10908   (decimal degrees)
40°36'33" N, 86°06'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/575369/4495747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Miami
Elevation
790 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood