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Abandoned NYC - Mill Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Russell Blackburn in December 2009

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BH Photo #224433

Map 

Description 

Now carries oil or gas pipe over.I do not know if this is the original bridge at this location.If you look close you can see room for a second track do not know if ther ever was one though.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Mill Creek on Former rail line
Location
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned
History
Originaly part of the Lake Shore &Michigan Southern Franklin Division High grade
Railroads
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.69992, -80.69122   (decimal degrees)
41°41'60" N, 80°41'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/525692/4616505 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorset
Inventory number
BH 51168 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad", "New York Central Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added categories "Railroad", "Repurposed"
  • February 2, 2012: Added by Russell Blackburn

Sources 

  • Russell Blackburn

Comments 

Abandoned New York Central Bridge
Posted December 6, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Certainly a lot more structure than is needed for a pipe! I guess there was some type of approach trestle or span to bring the track to the top. It looks odd sitting there with nothing leading up to it.

Abandoned New York Central Bridge
Posted December 6, 2012, by Matt Lohry

The tracks once ran over the top of this one. The trusses are very heavily built, with 4 eyebars per diagonal. This was typical pin-connected railroad bridge-building methodology back when this one was built.

Abandoned New York Central Bridge
Posted December 6, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking at this one, perhaps it's a structure built to hold the pipe. I can't picture any way this could carry a train. Am I missing something?