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Sweetser Switch Trail - Taylor Ditch bridge

Photos 

North side

Very steep banks and overgrowth make this another tough one to photograph

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #163568

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Taylor Ditch on Sweetser Switch Trail
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Formerly carried a double tracked railroad line that ran from Chicago(via Logansport) to Columbus, Ohio and points East. Tracks taken up in early to mid 1980's. Still in descent shape.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57797, -85.85099   (decimal degrees)
40°34'41" N, 85°51'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/597248/4492544 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sweetser
Inventory number
BH 44998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,872)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,901)
Conrail (1,416)
Deck arch (11,118)
Grant County, Indiana (57)
Indiana (4,832)
Open to pedestrians (4,025)
Pennsylvania Railroad (815)
Rail-to-trail (1,460)
Railroad (15,096)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,327)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,924)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: bridge is now a trail
  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Conrail Taylor Ditch bridge
Posted December 2, 2012, by Anonymous

Thank you for your work in photographing a hard to access bridge.