Indiana Railroad - E 200 N Overpass
Nice shots of the Alco PA's.
Shouldn't the Overview be something like: "Concrete arch bridge over Hopetown Road on CSX"?
There are two bridges here in the Google maps imagery -- to my eye, the one to the south looks like some sort of truss. The coordinates appear to point to the northern bridge.
Google Maps imagery shows that this bridge has been replaced.
The piers were probably built that wide to accommodate a second track.
This bridge was damaged on Jan. 5 2019 by someone driving a box truck who just kept going. The police did catch him, but as of Monday no charges had been filed.
The article at https://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/truck-damages-green... references bridgehunter.com.
And he's been convicted:
"Kenneth Morrison, 68, of Whiting, was found guilty of interstate transportation of stolen goods. In late 2014 and early 2015, Morrison dismantled Hammondís Monon Bridge and sold the metal in Burnham, Ill., for $18,000. He is expected to be sentenced March 21. He faces a fine and no more than 10 years imprisonment, according to federal sentencing guidelines."
It's an interesting virtual drive to the "real" crossing.
Why is this bridge named "Criss-Cross"?
I added a streetview here, but it looks to me like this bridge has been replaced; or possibly had a major refurbishment.
Yeah, I didn't see it here. According to Sulzer's "Ghost Railroads of Indiana", there was a "general track elevation" between Indianapolis and Richmond during 1909-1910. There's a map of the original track layout on page 87.
It would be an interesting area to explore -- there are the remains of a few more overpasses in the Cambridge City area that aren't documented here, but were likely girders set on concrete abutments, which are still extent, with the fill removed.
If you swing the street view over to the right, you'll see another abandoned bridge, over County Rd 650 W.
The "unknown missing bridge" appears to have been the "SP - Felton Trestle", a Pratt through truss that was added a few months ago.
Not sure why Hercules has the "M/V" applied -- she still has her triple-expansion engine and Scotch boiler, so she's not a "motor vessel".