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Eel River/Vandalia Railroad bridge South Yorick Drive

Photos 

North side April 2009

This little gem was a total suprise when I saw it while out looking for other structures.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #139301

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over unnamed ditch beside South Yorick Drive on Formerly Conrail(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Vandalia, Eel River, Detroit and Eel River Railroads) in Denver
Location
Denver, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Rail line was abandoned in 1977. Rail line must have had a siding here as bridge is set up for two tracks, but rail line was a single track operation running from Logansport to Butler, Indiana.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 10.0 ft.
Total length: 10.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86509, -86.07438   (decimal degrees)
40°51'54" N, 86°04'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578005/4524192 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peru
Inventory number
BH 42458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2019: New photos from Jen Savage
  • December 30, 2009: Updated by James Norwood: Updated date, and GPS info
  • April 27, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Jen Savage - reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Eel River/Vandalia Railroad bridge South Yorick Drive
Posted November 29, 2019, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

I got some photos of this yesterday. It seems strangely out of place there, but is very cool with the obvious 2 sets of tracks. I will post the pictures here soon.