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Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in September 2017

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BH Photo #403413

Map 

Video 

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road

video by Mike Daffron

Facts 

Overview
Railroad overpass bridge over the ISRR
Location
Owen County, Indiana
Status
Bad shape, looks like farmers may still use
History
Built 1885 & 1911
Builders
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (1885 Span)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (1911 Span)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
Owen County Bridge Number 183
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.18109, -86.86937   (decimal degrees)
39°10'52" N, 86°52'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511282/4336881 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freedom
Inventory number
BH 78524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder categories from Mike's photography
  • April 17, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 3, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 24, 2017: Added by Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road
Posted December 14, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love it

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road
Posted December 14, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found more info on the SHAARD site. This was shown as demolished. I believe a bigger vehicle would make that a fact.

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road
Posted April 18, 2018, by Luke

Based on the age split of the spans, I'm fairly certain these were relocated.

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road
Posted September 24, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice find Mike! Have driven ones as such, some scarier than others! Thanks for making the journey

Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road
Posted September 24, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I would not drive a vehicle over this old-timer (It was kinda scary walking over it), but I believe that it may still be used by brave Owen County farmers.