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NS - Huntington District Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #180205

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Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway (ex- New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail) Marion Branch on Norfolk Southern Railway (ex- Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad) Huntington District in Wabash
Location
Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Possibility of future undercutting of ballast on Marion Branch to allow taller rail cars to clear under this low bridge.
History
This bridge has been a headache for the railroads with it's low clearance. Collisions have occured when tall rail cars hit the bridge in the past. Both rail lines busy and have a connection here.
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck girder
Also called
Big 4 - Huntington District Overpass
Wabash - Huntington District Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80588, -85.80889   (decimal degrees)
40°48'21" N, 85°48'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/600468/4517891 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wabash
Inventory number
BH 42638 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • October 3, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • June 1, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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