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INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge


East-bound Illinois Central freight train crossing

Photo taken by Richard Koenig in October 1977


BH Photo #178893

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INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge

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Deck girder bridge over Shuffle Creek and Shuffle Creek Road on Indiana Rail Road
Monroe County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1906
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Indiana Rail Road (1986) (INRD)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 970.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24783, -86.40402   (decimal degrees)
39°14'52" N, 86°24'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/551427/4344448 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 43989 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 17, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 11, 2018: New photos from Carl Crasher
  • August 13, 2016: New video from Dave King
  • May 11, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 3, 2012: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 9, 2012: New photos from Nick
  • March 15, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • September 22, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 10, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 9, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 31, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard


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INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I live about 40 miles from this bridge, but I have never visited it. WAY cool! In fact, the entire trip from Bloomington to Bean Blossom is great!

INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
Posted December 11, 2014, by Richard Koenig (rkoenig [at] kzoo [dot] edu)

My picture from 1977 shows an Illinois Central Gulf empty unit coal train traveling south (rather than east). It's returning to the coal fields in western Indiana/eastern Illinois.

The Illinois Central was always a north-south railroad, and so this branch from Effingham, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana, (nicknamed the Hi-Dry) gets the same treatment, with Indy being toward the northern end of the branch.

I'll add a few more pics here as well.

INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This video shows the danger of trying to cross an active trestle. These 2 women are lucky to be alive and will almost certainly be charged with criminal trespassing.


INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
Posted May 12, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Indiana Rail Road is the correct name (three words, not two) and it has been the owner since it was sold by Illinois Central in 1986. Their reporting symbol is INRD. Indiana Railroad (IR) was a short lived interurban that shut down in 1941 and had nothing to do with the Shuffle Creek Bridge.

INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge
Posted May 11, 2014, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge shouldn't be in the category "Indiana Railroad" -- the Indiana Railroad was the interurban.