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I&C Traction - Big Blue River Bridge

Photos 

1913 photo

Courtesy of Shelby County Indiana History

BH Photo #444974

Map 

Description 

I believe the photo has an error and should say I&C for the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction line (Later the Indianapolis & Southeastern). The South abutment still remains just North of Tompkins Street which is where I assume the old route ran.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Traction Line
Location
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built by 1903; line abandoned by 1932
Railroads
- Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co. (I&CT)
- Indianapolis & Southeastern Railroad (I&S)
- Interurban
Design
Pinned, Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52872, -85.77918   (decimal degrees)
39°31'43" N, 85°46'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/604923/4376163 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon

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