Rating:
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Johnstown Rail Bridge

Photos 

South Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2009

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BH Photo #134127

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Eel River on former Penn Central Railroad in Johnstown
Location
Johnstown, Owen County, Indiana, and Greene County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1921 for the Evansville, Indianapolis and Terre Haute Railroad
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Riveted Warren through truss
Also called
PC - Johnstown Bridge
Conrail - Johnstown Bridge
NYC - Johnstown Bridge
Conrail - Eel River Bridge
PC - Eel River Bridge
NYC - Eel River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16937, -87.00533   (decimal degrees)
39°10'10" N, 87°00'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/499539/4335571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coal City
Elevation
501 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 39996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • January 9, 2012: New photo from Nick
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: added truss type
  • March 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee
  • February 24, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nick
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Johnstown Rail Bridge
Posted July 1, 2010, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

This bridge is still accessible, but I think it might rest on private property...You have to park at the electric substation, then cross the field to the old rail grade behind the trees, turn left and go around a corner, and theres the bridge. Its still in pretty good condition too. Most of the ties are still fairly solid.