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CSX - Vincennes Bridge


North Side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in August 2008


BH Photo #134110



Through truss bridge over Wabash River on old former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The span nearest Vincennes was originally a swing span.
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and Lawrence County, Illinois
Open to traffic
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System Railroads (CSRR)
Through Truss and Deck Truss
Also called
B&O - Vincennes Bridge
Chessie - Vincennes Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.68651, -87.52872   (decimal degrees)
38°41'11" N, 87°31'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/454015/4282121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 39994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2012: New photo from James Baughn
  • December 24, 2010: New photo from Robert Thompson
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • May 16, 2009: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • February 24, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • February 24, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson

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  • Robert Thompson
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  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net


CSX - Vincennes Bridge
Posted February 2, 2021, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

the replacement spans look like a former turntable, which makes sense being attached to the old swing span pier. Anyone know where this came from?

CSX - Vincennes Bridge
Posted November 27, 2016, by Judy E (Jeaton2603 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge being used at all any more? We used to see a lot of trains come from Illinois into Vincennes, but heard the bridge was no longer being used.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted April 11, 2012, by James (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

The rail line is still in active use but only rarely. The north south line through town still sees heavy usage though.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted April 2, 2011, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

:-(( Saw the last pic 16 of 16 and had to shed a tear. Went to Vincennes 90 91 and there were several nights my friends and I would across the bridge into Illinois. To think the railroad is replacing it makes me very sad.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted December 24, 2010, by Robert Thompson

I just uploaded a photo showing the replacement of the original truss swing span with the new girder "swing" span. Apparently, it was at this point that the ring gear on the pier was removed and replaced with timber cribbing.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted October 20, 2010, by Chad (ckelham [at] ballstate [dot] bsu [dot] edu)

I was wondering if trains used this particular bridge, as well as this particular stretch of CSX track.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted December 12, 2009, by Robert Thompson

The span nearest the Indiana shore may have been a swing span (round pier, with span cantilevered from it). Any turning mechanism that may have existed has been removed and replaced with cribbing.

Vincennes Railroad Bridge
Posted October 10, 2009, by James simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

Just thought i would pass along this picture of them replacing several of the steel spans. To avoid interrupting railroad traffic, they built the new one alongside the old bridge, and just slid it onto the old piers.