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INRD - Wildcat Creek Deck Truss

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #419549

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge over Wildcat Creek on former interurban line from Lafayette to Fort Wayne. Abandoned May 21, 1932. Pier and abutment are extent.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on Indiana Rail Road
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Railroads
- Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co. (FtW&WV)
- Indiana Rail Road (INRD)
- Indiana Service Corporation (ISC)
- Interurban
Design
3 100' Pratt deck trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45138, -86.85264   (decimal degrees)
40°27'05" N, 86°51'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512495/4477867 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • March 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder & type
  • March 19, 2018: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland

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Comments 

Indiana Railroad - Wildcat Creek Deck Truss
Posted March 30, 2018, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Luke, for posting the picture -- I'd never one of this structure before.

And thanks, Bob, for getting video of the piers.

Indiana Railroad - Wildcat Creek Deck Truss
Posted March 27, 2018, by Bob Kalal (k [dot] kalal [at] comcast [dot] net)

was just there last Friday, 3-23-2018 abutments are still there. Thank You for this info.

at 4:16 video has abutments. https://youtu.be/_GoULIm9ghs