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L&N - Paoli Viaduct

Photos 

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Map 

Description 

Originally built of wood construction and replaced. This bridge connected the Monon's mainline at Orleans with the resort towns of West Baden and French Lick. Abandoned in 1982 and removed. 85 feet high.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Lost River on former Monon Railroad in Paoli
Location
Paoli, Orange County, Indiana
Status
Removed
History
Built 1904, removed in 1982
Builders
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 870.0 ft.
Also called
Monon - Paoli Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56672, -86.46250   (decimal degrees)
38°34'00" N, 86°27'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546825/4268833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paoli
Inventory number
BH 42719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Louisville & Nashville Railroad", "Monon Railroad"
  • August 25, 2012: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • June 6, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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