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IORY/Wabash Cannonball Trail Overpass

Photos 

Main span elevation

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in May 2019

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BH Photo #504388

Description 

One of nine overpasses erected as part of an 8.4-mile elevated section (the "Delta Hill") built to carry the Malinta Cutoff portion of the DT&I line over the New York Central and Wabash lines near Delta.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash Cannonball Trail (former Wabash Railroad) on Indiana and Ohio Railway
Location
Fulton County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built around 1928-1929 for DT&I Railroad
Railroads
- Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
North to south
Two concrete T-beam spans with arched facade
One riveted through plate girder span
Two concrete T-beam spans with arched facade
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55570, -84.03272   (decimal degrees)
41°33'21" N, 84°01'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/747458/4604700 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 94071 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (16,871)
Concrete stringer (865)
Fulton County, Ohio (40)
Girder (11,163)
Indiana & Ohio Railway (35)
Malinta Cutoff (16)
Ohio (4,178)
Open (40,960)
Owned by railroad (13,486)
Plate girder (8,719)
Rail-to-trail (1,656)
Railroad (16,447)
Through girder (4,185)
Wabash Railroad (592)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroads to pre-existing categories
  • August 25, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman
  • August 24, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman

Comments 

IORY - Wabash Cannonball Trail Overpass
Posted August 25, 2021, by Paul Plassman

A massive and imposing overpass on a line with interesting historical connections to Henry Ford (see links in sources).