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River Greenway Trail - St. Mary's River Bridge

Photos 

decatur.jpg

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BH Photo #159059

Map 

Description 

Formerly double track railroad through truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Trail, formerly Erie Western Railroad(nee Erie Lackawanna, Chicago & Atlantic Railroads)
Location
Decatur, Adams County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Railroad was abandoned in early1980's. Trail extends across bridge and East for a short distance along old railroad right of way.
Railroads
- Chicago & Atlantic Railway
- Chicago & Erie Railroad (C&E)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Erie Western Railway (ERES)
Design
Double-barreled pin-connected Pratt through truss
Also called
Erie - St. Mary's River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82493, -84.91670   (decimal degrees)
40°49'30" N, 84°55'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/675677/4521411 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 44609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Erie Western Railroad", "St. Mary's River", "Rail-to-trail"
  • November 16, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 25, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

River Greenway Trail - St. Mary's River Bridge
Posted June 27, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is quite interesting. It is pretty obvious that a second half was added on at some point, perhaps before 1910. It looks like the two tracks are identical, so perhaps they came from somewhere else and were merged into a double track structure?