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NS - CR 200 North/Barton Beach Road Overpass

Photo 

West side at dusk.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #184290

Map 

Description 

Once carried the famous "Wabash Cannonball" passenger train on its route between Detroit and St. Louis. Today used by Norfolk Southern.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over CR 200 North/Barton Beach Road on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad)
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Original 63' pile trestle built 1881, replaced 1900 with this bridge
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder bridge with cut limestone block abutments.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #583
Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Bridge #378
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45081, -86.84891   (decimal degrees)
40°27'03" N, 86°50'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512811/4477805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette East
Inventory number
BH 46778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge numbers and measurements
  • November 1, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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