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Cardinal Greenway - Whitewater River Bridge

Photos 

South face

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2010

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BH Photo #174990

Map 

Description 

Was a part of the C & O Railroad line from Richmond, Ind. to Muncie. From old footings it was not the first bridge at this site.

This bridge has a curve built in it.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Whitewater River and Sim Hodgin Parkway on Cardinal Greenway Trail (former CSX, C&O railroad)
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Converted rail-trail bridge
History
Once part of the mighty coal hauling C&O railroad, it once hosted freights running between Chicago and coal mines in Appalachia. Later used by Amtrak's James Whitcomb Riley and later Cardinal until route was abandoned in late 1980's.
Builder
- Unknown
Railroads
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Chessie System
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 812.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Also called
C&O - Whitewater River Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83732, -84.89435   (decimal degrees)
39°50'14" N, 84°53'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680171/4411822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 45987 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Chesapeake & Ohio Canal", "Chessie System"
  • August 15, 2011: Updated by James Norwood: added some railroad history
  • January 3, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to history and discription.
  • January 2, 2011: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • August 28, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Norwood