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CSX - Henry Street Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Sandor Gulyas

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BH Photo #378578

Map 

Description 

This concrete arch took Henry Street under the Delaware and Springfield Branch of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis("Big Four"), later New York Central, later Penn Central, later Conrail, eventually CSX. It pierced the high embankment leading to the "Tin Bridge," the Big Four's high bridge over the Olentangy River in Delaware. Once a through route, Conrail cut the branch back around 1976 to a short spur serving the industrial park on the West side of Delaware, and it became completely redundant in 1998 when CSX acquired the Conrail line from which the branch split at the site of former Delaware station. CSX conveyed the branch for a rail-trail that crosses the Tin Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch carrying railroad on fill over Henry Street.
Location
Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio
Status
Removed between 2004 and 2006. Approach fill regraded to allow successor rail-trail to cross Henry Street at grade.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch, could also be classified as a tunnel with large retaining walls at portals.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29472, -83.06462   (decimal degrees)
40°17'41" N, 83°03'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/324518/4462514 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delaware
Inventory number
BH 75589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2020: Updated by Martin Davis: Completely revised 5/10/20 to correct railroad identity and bridge type, add history, and change name.

Sources 

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