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NS - Wabash River Bridge

Photo 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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BH Photo #158176

Map 

Description 

From SHAARD Site=In early 1903, the Lake Erie and Western Railroad advertised its plans to build this structure at an estimated cost of $10,000. Seated upon cut stone piers, abutments, and wingwalls, the four-span plate girder carries a single-track. Each girder uses for or five 6'-high plates. The flange ends are square, and the top and bottom are reinforced with a cover plate riveted to the flanges. The timber ties ride above the girders' top flanges.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western)
Location
Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Lake Erie & Western Railroad (LE&W)
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74917, -85.17581   (decimal degrees)
40°44'57" N, 85°10'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654001/4512513 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Inventory number
BH 44458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood