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KBSR - Wabash River Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Wabash River and local walking trail on Kankakee Beaverville and Southern Railroad(nee Conrail(New York Central, Penn Central) AND Norfolk Southern Railway(Lake Erie and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk and Western) in La
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Through Truss 2 Track bridge(currently single track) once shared by the New York Central and Nickel Plate railroads. Reconfiguration of adjacent SR 26 and CSX and NS tracks forced realignment of East approach causing removal of 1 track.
Railroads
- Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad (KBSR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
NYC - Wabash River Bridge
NKP - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41807, -86.89864   (decimal degrees)
40°25'05" N, 86°53'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508599/4474165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette West
Inventory number
BH 42718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2017: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • January 28, 2011: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • June 5, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Matt Lohry
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com