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Eel River Railroad - Eel River Bridge (North Manchester)

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on Formerly Conrail(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad and subsidaries, Wabash{via Lease}, Detroit Eel River and Illinois Railroads)
Location
North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced, piers and abutments remain.
History
Once part of a rail line from Logansport to Butler, Indiana. Line has a colorful history, but was abandoned over this bridge in 1977. Bridge spans removed in early 1980's..
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Detroit, Eel River, & Illinois Railroad (DER&I)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99489, -85.78329   (decimal degrees)
40°59'42" N, 85°46'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/602336/4538902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Manchester South
Inventory number
BH 52009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2012: Added by James Norwood

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