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CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge


cicero bridge


View this photo at indianatrails.org

BH Photo #140909

Street View 


Railroad was abandoned in 1982 by Conrail and tracks pulled up. ROW bought by Indiana Transportation Museum 1986, who had plans to one day rebuild line. City of Noblesville bought old line in 1991.

This bridge may be in danger due to a new road that is being planned for the area. The nearby bridge over the White River on the same line is in imminent danger.

Link to Railroad History and Midland Trace Trail info 

Written by James Norwood



Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Cicero Creek on former Conrail Railroad in Noblesville
Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Abandoned, but possibly in danger for removal.
Built ca. 1890's, abandoned in 1982
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (Possible Fabricator based on portal design.)
- Central Indiana Railway (CIRwy)
- Conrail (CR)
- Midland Railway
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Main span: Pin-connected Pratt through truss
East approach: Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04061, -86.03678   (decimal degrees)
40°02'26" N, 86°02'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582172/4432708 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 42651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information, as this bridge may be in danger for removal.
  • March 25, 2022: Updated by Luke: Fixed duplicate builder issue
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 23, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • June 3, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge
Posted February 27, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a quick video I recently did on the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPRklIwP3g

CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge
Posted February 22, 2015, by Mona (Kowboy808 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My great-great grandpa Joseph Thompson Jr. Died on that bridge in 1903, hit by a passage train. So the story goes....

Central Indiana Railroad Cicero Creek bridge
Posted May 27, 2012, by Jaden (edwardsjaden [at] ymail [dot] com)

When my Dad and I always drive past this bridge, it always gave me the chills when I was younger.