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PRR - Whitewater River West Branch Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #351172

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Whitewater River West Branch on Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1910
Builder
- P.F. Brendlinger of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 223.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.81068, -85.16409   (decimal degrees)
39°48'38" N, 85°09'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/657149/4408357 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cambridge City
Inventory number
BH 54154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Addded builder
  • August 10, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Correct White Water River to Whitewater River
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added "West Branch" to "Crosses".
  • October 24, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Railroad", "Pennsylvania Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

PRR - Whitewater River West Branch Bridge
Posted April 2, 2016, by Luke

In the text, they refer to the PCC&StL to the as "Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh", so the caption may be referring to that nickname.

PRR - Whitewater River West Branch Bridge
Posted April 2, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The description in the book is correct for this bridge, but the picture identifies a bridge "West of Pittsburg"...So I don't believe it to be the right photo. No Pittsburg in this area.

White Water River Railroad Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I canoed under this bridge last Sunday (April 14th) it is three concrete arches and quite wide (aprox. 40 feet). It probably carried multi- lanes of tracks. Very similar to the U.S. 40 bridge just north (upstream) of this one.