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MILW - B&O Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick in March 2011

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BH Photo #223145

Map 

Description 

Located just East of Bedford, this place is forlorn and forgotten, but once part of the Giant Milwaukee Road empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean into Indiana.

Facts 

Overview
Built to carry former Milwaukee Road railroad line from Bedford to Seymour and Westport over an abandoned O&M railroad branchline
Location
Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Ohio & Mississippi Railroad (O&M)
Design
An old railroad bridge that crossed another railroad. Railroads thrived in this area one-upon-a-time, from the multiple quarries in the area. But times have changed :(
Also called
MILW - OM Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86726, -86.47696   (decimal degrees)
38°52'02" N, 86°28'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/545375/4302176 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedford East
Inventory number
BH 50886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Milwaukee Road, Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • August 4, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: Added name, updated info.
  • January 9, 2012: Added by Nick

Sources 

  • Nick
  • James Norwood