Photo taken by Anthony Dillon
BH Photo #136825
John, I have noticed that and assume it is for railroad personnel for bridge inspection and such. That being said, the usual "No Trespassing" signs are absent from this bridge and I have noticed people walking across it.
Interesting this bridge has pedestrian safety features like grating and rails to keep you from falling from it.
This was NOT the bridge involved in yesterday's derailment.
That span appeared to be a 2-span girder of some type and was located just North of US52 near Morristown. It was said to be 100 years old.
Although I hate to see any historic bridge destroyed, I am glad it wasn't this nice King Warren through truss.
I knew that the news said it was a Railroad Bridge outside Morristown IND but i don't know which one they meant. They acted like it was on Blue River
I don't this was the bridge, as the accident happened outside of morristown Indiana. And this bridge is located near shelbyville Indiana. The bridge looking at google earth I believe is a plate girder or trestle. And the cause they believe was a bent rail.
If rhe Railroad Dept. does not put this Big Bridge back in place ( if this is the one that they are talking about being knocked into the River from a De-Railment in the news ) then i would love to see a replica / duplicate of it
I think that this is the Big Bridge that a Train knocked into the River on July 6th 2011. Hopefully that the Railroad Dept. will be able to put it back in place like it origionally was before the Train hit it into the River
My understanding is that the Central Railroad of Indiana, who took over the old NYC line from Shelbyville south to Cincinnati now exchanges some traffic to/from the Honda plant at Greensberg with CSX at this point.