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Tulip Trestle community Restoration inc
PO BOX 58
Solsberry IN 47459
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The Tulip Trestle AKA Greene County Viaduct
PO Box 58
Solsberry IN 47459
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Tulip Trestle Community Restoration INC. Our mission is to provide our community with a safe place to go to be able to view the Tulip Trestle and all of its beauty, to gather with friends and family to enjoy this historic wonder of railroad engineering. For everyone young and old for generations to come.
The Tulip Trestle observation deck has been in the works for over a year, it has now become reality with the help of individuals in the community, businesses in the community and all over the United States.
It is only with the help of these people, that this dream of ours can be shared with all of you.
If you would like to donate to help us keep this observation deck beautiful for all of the community to enjoy please email us at [email protected] or come to one of our monthly meetings.
If you would like to be a historical part of your community and help us build and keep this observation deck for generations to come, please email us at [email protected] to learn how you can donate, help us with our many projects and be a part of our monthly meetings that are open to the public.
The Tulip Viaduct is a 2,295-foot (700 m) long railroad bridge (also known as the Greene County Viaduct or Tulip Trestle, and officially designated Bridge X76-6) in Greene County, Indiana, that spans Richland Creek between Solsberry and Tulip
Work on the bridge started on May 22, 1905, when a groundbreaking ceremony was led by Joe Moss. It was finished in December of 1906 and is the longest rail trestle in the United States and the third longest bridge of its kind in the world. It has 18 towers for support.
The original cost of the viaduct was $246,504 which is an estimated $6.2 million in 2012 dollars. This massive structure was built using mostly Italian immigrant laborers. The laborers were paid up to 30 cents an hour, which was considered to be an excellent wage in 1906. The viaduct was constructed by Indianapolis Southern Railway and secretly financed by Illinois Central Railroad. It was built for train travel to transport coal from Greene County mines to large cities, such as Chicago. Passenger trains once traveled across the viaduct, but passenger service was discontinued in 1948.
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