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WBCR - Wabash River Bridge

Photos 

South side wide view

Photo taken by James Norwood in March 2011

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BH Photo #199133

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Wabash Central Railroad(nee Norfolk Southern Railway, N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western)
Location
Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once part of the "Cloverleaf" division of the Nickel Plate Road between St. Louis and Toledo. Today a short line rarely uses it to access a business in Craigville at the current end of the line.
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad (TStL&W)
Design
Cut limestone abutments and piers remain.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Also called
NKP - Wabash River Bridge
Cloverleaf - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74413, -85.17342   (decimal degrees)
40°44'39" N, 85°10'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654214/4511958 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Inventory number
BH 48774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2011: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood