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NS - Wabash River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Chris Light

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BH Photo #220840

Map 

Description 

Replaced old Alignment East of this bridge. Old NYC yard was on one side and moderate incline to the South with large rock cut forced train crews to fight their way out of the Wabash Valley.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Wabash
Location
Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big 4)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Curved Deck plate girder
Also called
Big Four - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79480, -85.81389   (decimal degrees)
40°47'41" N, 85°48'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/600063/4516654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wabash
Inventory number
BH 42656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2015: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • December 14, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • January 21, 2011: New photo from James Norwood
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com