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PRR Drainage Bridge

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Abandoned Near Manilla

Not worth the trouble to salvage?

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in December 2009

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BH Photo #160042

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Street View 

Description 

A reminder of the railroad that ran beside Indiana State Road 44 between Shelbyville and Rushville from 1850 till 1976. Today only a few reminders remain of this pioneer road. I guess the girders weren't worth the trouble to drag off.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge on Former Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Orginal for Rushville & Shelbyville Railroad in 1850, abandoned Conrail; 1976
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56663, -85.64122   (decimal degrees)
39°33'60" N, 85°38'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/616717/4380540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rays Crossing
Inventory number
BH 44669 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,729)
Beam (15,920)
Have street view (27,131)
Indiana (4,946)
Pennsylvania Railroad (908)
Railroad (15,664)
Shelby County, Indiana (60)
Steel stringer (6,329)
Total length under 25 feet (2,509)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: corrected County location
  • March 30, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com