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Eagle Creek Railroad Bridge

Eagle Creek Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Eagle Creek
Location
Indianapolis: Marion County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
113 Feet (34 Meters)
Structure Length
222 Feet (68 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

A bridge of contrasts, this bridge features a pin-connected through truss span that appears to be very old, plus a newer looking riveted pony truss span. It is not known if the through truss span was relocated from elsewhere or if the approach span was replaced at a later date. The pony truss is traditionally composed. The through truss appears to be somewhat lightweight in design for a railroad bridge, suggesting it may be very old, perhaps dating to the 1880s. The hip verticals and ends of the bottom chord have corrugated/riibbon style lacing. An unusual brand was found on an angle on the pony truss which appears to read "P S Co" 

Lengths given are estimates. The through truss appears to be about a 113 foot span and the pony truss appears to be about a 105 foot span.

 

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39.737298,-86.196649

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