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NS - Consolidated Road Overpass

Photos 

Overview looking East

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2010

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BH Photo #169275

Map 

Description 

Nicely preserved example of an early Stone railroad overpass of a county road.

Railroad historians out there please help fill in the blank on this stone arch.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Consolidated Road on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Preble County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1880 by unknown Railroad; currently used by Conrail
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch railroad overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71418, -84.62605   (decimal degrees)
39°42'51" N, 84°37'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/703493/4398729 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eaton South
Inventory number
BH 45594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,800)
Arch (11,441)
Built 1880 (165)
Built during 1880s (1,817)
Conrail (875)
Deck arch (10,683)
Norfolk & Western Railway (317)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,526)
Ohio (3,090)
Open (38,373)
Owned by railroad (10,919)
Pennsylvania Railroad (550)
Preble County, Ohio (62)
Railroad (14,226)
Stone arch (2,752)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 6, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

NS - Consolidated Road Overpass
Posted February 20, 2015, by Bruce Bridges (railfan727 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is on a former Pennsylvania RR branch that ran from Richmond, IN to Cincinnati. This was purchased from Conrail by the Norfolk & Western in the late 1970s, and now forms part of Norfolk Southern's New Castle District, a key artery carrying traffic from Chicago and Detroit to the Deep South.