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West Fork Tanner's Creek Tributary Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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BH Photo #154267

Video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb_-LckNT1o

Here's a video we recently did on this beautiful stone arch culvert.

Description 

Was converted to road after replacement, based on aerials visible at HistoricAerials.com.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over West Fork of Tanners Creek on Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette Railroad
Location
Guilford, Dearborn County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Western Railroad (CIWN)
- Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railway (CIStL&C)
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette Railroad (IC&L)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Big Four - West Fork Tanner's Creek Tributary Arch Bridge
NYC - West Fork Tanner's Creek Tributary Arch Bridge
CIStL&C - West Fork Tanner's Creek Tributary Arch Bridge
IC&L - West Fork Tanner's Creek Tributary Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17013, -84.93038   (decimal degrees)
39°10'12" N, 84°55'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/678789/4337696 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2021: Updated by Luke: GPS fix
  • June 15, 2021: New video from Satolli Glassmeyer

Comments 

IC&L - West Fork Tanner's Creek Arch Bridge
Posted June 15, 2021, by Luke

This arch and the now-removed truss (https://bridgehunter.com/in/dearborn/guilford-truss/) nearby were bypassed on a new alignment with concrete arches built in 1929: https://books.google.com/books?id=iE9BAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA164&lpg=...

Article also gives a line construction date of 1849-1850, but the arch looks more 1860s IMHO.