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Montezuma Railroad Bridge

Montezuma Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Rail-Trail) Over Wabash River
Location
Montezuma: Parke County, Indiana, and Vermillion County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
820 Feet (249.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This railroad bridge, converted for pedestrian use, is visible south of the highway bridge in Montezuma. The Union Bridge Company of Buffalo, New York and Athens, Pennsylvania built a bridge here in the 1890s but the bridge was extensively rebuilt in the 1920s. Length and span number given is an estimate. It appears that the "approach" spans may actually be 160 feet, about 10 feet longer than the truss span.

The below photo shows the bridge as it appeared in 1912.

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