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CSX - Sugar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken circa 1893

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BH Photo #163736

Map 

Description 

Originally built as a 2-span Pratt Deck Truss. The North span was damaged during a derailment in 1892 and replaced by the extant Warren Deck Truss. The South span was later replaced with Deck plate girders. An additional pier was added at that time.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Sugar Creek on CSX Transportation north of Crawfordsville
Location
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1893 for the Monon Railroad
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
Dimensions
Total length: 262.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.05806, -86.89970   (decimal degrees)
40°03'29" N, 86°53'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508554/4434205 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crawfordsville
Inventory number
BH 45068 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 27, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Corrected creek name, added railroad history
  • April 25, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears at least the truss was replaced on this bridge at some point.