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Erie - CR 700 West Overpass (Westbound)

Photos 

Eastbound track in foreground(deck plate girder), Westbound in background(arch). Notice the grade separations.

Photo taken by LJ. Thank you!

View this photo at indianarailroads.org

BH Photo #159050

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over CR 700 West/ Forgy Road on Formerly Chicago and Indiana Railroad Westbound track(nee Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
Location
Disko, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Removed in May of 2016
History
Part of former Erie Railroad which was double tracked. Rail lines are on separate grade elevations, with Westbound track right of way much higher and built 1911-1916.
Railroad
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Design
Looks to be a concrete arch, unlike nearby Eastbound track right of way which is of deck plate metal girder construction.
Dimensions
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Forgy Road Overpass (Westbound)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99347, -85.92689   (decimal degrees)
40°59'36" N, 85°55'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590259/4538586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roann
Inventory number
BH 44602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,192)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,602)
Deck arch (10,431)
Disko, Indiana (2)
Erie Railroad (166)
Have street view (22,066)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,669)
Lost 2016 (143)
Lost during 2010s (1,993)
Railroad (13,078)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,841)
Wabash County, Indiana (51)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2016: Updated by Owen Fishback: Removed in May of 2016
  • November 14, 2014: New photo from Owen Fishback
  • March 25, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood