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CSX - Wabash River Bridge (Lafayette)

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Photo taken by Tony Dillon in November 2013

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BH Photo #269994

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Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Wabash River on CSX Transportation (ex- Family Lines, Louisville and Nashville, Monon Railroad). in Lafayette
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Bridge suffered damage to North end in a derailment in 1924. Part of Monon's route from Michigan City or Chicago to Louisville. Amtrak crosses this structure daily.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
Design
2 Through Truss spans in center, 2 Deck Girders sections on North end, 2 pony girders on South end. Single track railroad bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Also called
Monon - Wabash River Bridge (Lafayette)
L&N - Wabash River Bridge (Lafayette)
Monon - Wabash River Bridge (Lafayette)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47557, -86.86716   (decimal degrees)
40°28'32" N, 86°52'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511260/4480552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette East
Inventory numer
BH 42717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • June 5, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood

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