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Bloomington Southern - Victor Pike Trestle

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Photo taken by Nick in October 2010

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Description 

Bridge is located along the East side of Victor Pike just South of a diamond with a former Monon Railroad branch line to several other quarries. Just South of here is the much larger Wright Branch bridge. This line and Monon line all abandoned today.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Timber stringer bridge over unknown creek on former Illinois Central Railroad south of Bloomington
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Could be used for future extension of Bloomington rail trails.
History
Built by Illinois Central's subsidiary Bloomington Southern Railroad to reach the Victor stone Quarry.
Railroads
- Bloomington Southern Railroad (BS)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
IC - Victor Pike Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07953, -86.56863   (decimal degrees)
39°04'46" N, 86°34'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/537311/4325690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clear Creek
Inventory number
BH 50890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: Updated names and dates, added categories
  • March 4, 2012: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 9, 2012: Added by Nick

Sources 

  • Nick
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • James Norwood

Comments 

Bloomington Southern - Victor Pike Trestle
Posted January 19, 2015, by Bob Poortinga (bh [dot] 10 [dot] bobp [at] xoxy [dot] net)

Monroe County has acquired the RoW of the IC Indiana Southern and this former branch line is going to be converted to a trail. This bridge will either be refurbished or replaced, along with the wooden trestle along Victor Pike south of this bridge.