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Erie - CR 700 West Overpass (Eastbound)

Photos 

Looking North

Eastbound track in foreground(Plate girder), background features Westbound track's concrete arch. You can see the different elevations of the two tracks.

Photo taken by LJ. Thank you!

View this photo at indianarailroads.org

BH Photo #159051

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over CR 700 West/ Forgy Road on Formerly Chicago and Indiana Railroad Eastbound track(nee Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
Location
Disko, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Removed in May of 2016
History
Original track right of way, later Eastbound track and at a much lower height than other track. Different construction as well. Rail line abandoned in early 1980's.
Railroad
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Also called
Erie - Forgy Road Overpass (Eastbound)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99320, -85.92687   (decimal degrees)
40°59'36" N, 85°55'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590261/4538556 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roann
Inventory number
BH 44603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Deck girder (4,500)
Disko, Indiana (2)
Erie Railroad (166)
Girder (7,958)
Have street view (22,091)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,697)
Lost 2016 (145)
Lost during 2010s (2,006)
Plate girder (6,128)
Railroad (13,093)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,862)
Wabash County, Indiana (51)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • James Norwood