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National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #432868

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old National Road on Old National Road Heritage Trail
Location
Raysville, Henry County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only above, traffic below
History
Built 1910;
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
PRR - National Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79599, -85.51100   (decimal degrees)
39°47'46" N, 85°30'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/627480/4406174 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2018: New photos from David Backlin
  • August 9, 2018: New Street View added by Luke

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Comments 

National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass
Posted August 10, 2018, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yeah, I didn't see it here. According to Sulzer's "Ghost Railroads of Indiana", there was a "general track elevation" between Indianapolis and Richmond during 1909-1910. There's a map of the original track layout on page 87.

It would be an interesting area to explore -- there are the remains of a few more overpasses in the Cambridge City area that aren't documented here, but were likely girders set on concrete abutments, which are still extent, with the fill removed.

National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass
Posted August 10, 2018, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Jeff,the bridge you mentioned isn't listed on Bridgehunters and it is a part of this trail as you can see on satellite.

National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass
Posted August 10, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is in Henry County, IN... Not Wayne County

National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass
Posted August 10, 2018, by Jeff Wieland

If you swing the street view over to the right, you'll see another abandoned bridge, over County Rd 650 W.