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CIND - Lewis Creek Bridge

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Lewis Creek Railroad Bridge

South view.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in December 2009

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BH Photo #155582

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Description 

Rail bridge which passes over both Lewis Creek and Clark Road. Part of the New York Central line from Cincinnati to Indianapolis. Was widened in 1930's and abutments show old stone sections and newer concrete work. This line was dormant for decades but has been restored to support Honda plant in Greensburg, IN. and is operated by the Central Railroad Company of Indiana. Next to the bridge are other abutments which were likely a part of a bridge for interurban line to Greensburg.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Lewis Creek and Clark Rd. on Central Railroad Company of Indiana
Location
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built for New York Central line from Indianapolis to Cincinnati
Railroads
- Central Railroad of Indiana (CIND)
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
CIND - South Clark Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50094, -85.74171   (decimal degrees)
39°30'03" N, 85°44'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608186/4373124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rays Crossing
Elevation
800 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 17, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added info to description.
  • February 19, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

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