Monday, July 10, 2017

Erie Bi-Level overpasses

Over IN-15 near Newton, IN

(Bridge Hunter Eastbound Track, Bridge Hunter Westbound TrackSatellite)

The lower, grade-level bridge carried eastbound trains while the upper bridge carried westbound trains. The grade-level track was the first one built. Later, when they double tracked it they built the second track at a higher elevation across this part of Indiana. [Bridge Hunter]

Hector Acre posted
Lewis Mann Picture taken at SR 15, looking north. Bridge is gone now. SR 15 is level with the lower track now.Russell M. Schwartz I was always told that they built the best grade for each direction.

Over CR-700

(Bridge Hunter Eastbound Track, Bridge Hunter Westbound Track, Satellite)

Bridge Hunter Westbound has some pictures of the north side of the concrete arch bridge. It was rather wide to hold the embankment that is on top of it.

Josh Lemier commented on the above posting
Yes all gone. There was a smaller one just a little more west of this location on CR700W which was removed last year as pictured By Don Ellison.

Erie did not have standardized construction techniques or they used different subcontractors for different crossings. The first track used concrete and steel girder bridges. The second track used concrete girders and a concrete arch.

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