NS - Wabash River Bridge
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.
- Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western)
- Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
- Open to traffic
- Built 1903
- - Lake Erie & Western Railroad (LE&W)
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Deck plate girder
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:
- Inventory number
- BH 44458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 16, 2010: Added by James Norwood