Monday, July 24, 2017

CSX/B&O Bridge over Wabash River in Vincennes, IN

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, Satellite)

James Simmons Photo of 2009 Flood from Bridge Hunter
A photo of CSX replacing the swing span that was on the Vincennes side.

James Simmons commented in the Bridge Hunter post:
Just thought i would pass along this picture of them replacing several of the steel spans. To avoid interrupting railroad traffic, they built the new one alongside the old bridge, and just slid it onto the old piers.

Robert Brummett commented on a posting
Wabash Cannonball traveling east across the Wabash River train bridge, Vincennes, Indiana
[The Wabash Cannonball would have crossed the Wabash River in Logansport and Attica, not Vincennes. And it would not be pulled by a CSX engine. Another portal view confirms this is the CSX/B&O bridge.]

Jim Thistle commented on a post
VN 1930's.
The turn span was removed in 2007 and the Interlocking tower was gone in the 50's. The building to the left was Central Fibre Products Co paper mill.
 Nice shot of Knox Tower. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of it before.

Jim Hert posted
Railway bridge across the Wabash River in Vincennes. Next to Vincennes University and the George Rodgers Clark Memorial. Looks like it was built to last a thousand years.
David Decker: Deck bridge, in the foreground, replaced the original swing truss span. Bridge operator's shack was on the top, center, of the span. Due to the 90 degree crossing, for the trackage that served industries, along the river, there was a manual interlocker, at the diamonds, the was controlled from the bridge operator's shack. No idea when the operator position was eliminated, though. Swing mechanism was removed, when the B&O raised the entire bridge and roadbed, prior to 1955. 

I can't figure out where this 2006 110' CSX bridge was installed.

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