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WAB - Wildcat Creek Bridge

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Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on Wabash Railroad
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Original 501' iron truss bridge built 1879; replaced 1886 with this bridge; new deck added 1899; replaced by a new bridge at an unknown date
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
169' 3-span deck iron truss; 42' 2-span steel stringer on masonry (east approach); 61' one-span steel stringer on masonry (west approach)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 608.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.5 ft.
Also called
Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Bridge #379
Wabash Railroad Bridge #584
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44929, -86.85252   (decimal degrees)
40°26'57" N, 86°51'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512505/4477636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette East
Inventory number
BH 65810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos and corrected incorrect names

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