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IC - Crab Orchard Creek Bridge

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Abandoned Rail Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #231431

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Crab Orchard Creek (W.L. Baker Ditch) on former Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Webster County, Kentucky
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1920
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Also called
IC - W.L. Baker Ditch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.45925, -87.84913   (decimal degrees)
37°27'33" N, 87°50'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/424903/4146159 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Providence
Inventory number
BH 52399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,920)
Built 1920 (1,018)
Built during 1920s (9,996)
Closed (2,683)
Girder (10,371)
Illinois Central Railroad (593)
Kentucky (1,330)
Plate girder (8,043)
Rail-to-road (346)
Railroad (15,664)
Skewed (4,919)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,464)
Through girder (3,875)
Timber stringer (4,072)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,296)
Webster County, Kentucky (14)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from IC Track Profile
  • May 7, 2012: Added by C Hanchey

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Comments 

IC - Crab Orchard Creek Bridge
Posted March 24, 2015, by Weber Baker (weberbaker [at] gmail [dot] com)

Can anyone tell me how this creek has the (I assume nickname) WL Baker ditch?

Weber Baker

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