Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dearborn Trails - Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale Indiana

Dearborn Trails - Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale Indiana
Dearborn Trails - Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale Indiana

A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn Trails – Aurora – Lawrenceburg – Greendale Indiana
Winner of the Mid America Trails and Greenway Award in 2007, Dearborn Trail spans three river cities waterfronts on the Ohio River. The trail is about 4.5 miles in total length one-way. Most of the trail is paved. Dearborn Trail is open year round. The trail connects Greendale, Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana. It begins at the intersection of East William and High Street in Greendale. Dearborn Trail ends in Lesko Park in Aurora, Indiana near Indiana State Road 56. For much of its length it overlooks the Ohio River. The trail uses a restored railroad bridge to cross Tanner's Creek. Hikers and bikers will find benches at various points along the trail. Lesko Park has restrooms, picnic areas and benches. Downtown areas of Greendale, Lawrenceburg and Aurora are a short walk from the trail. An active rail line, the CSX, parallels the trail. The section between Aurora and Lawrenceburg is wooded. Hikers and bikers may see deer, beaver, foxes, waterfowl and shorebirds in this rich wetland area.



Dearborn Trail - Wooded Area and Wetland
Dearborn Trail - Wooded Area and Wetland


Tanners Creek Bridge
The Cincinnati and Southern Ohio River Railway constructed the bridge in 1872. Athens Pennsylvania bridge builder Kellogg & Maurice Bridge Company designed and constructed the bridge. Railroads that have used the bridge include:
Big Four
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07982, -84.87082   (decimal degrees)
39°04'47" N, 84°52'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/684170/4327792 (zone/easting/northing)
Bridgehunter.com ID - BH 42555
Tanners Creek Bridge
Dearborn Trails – Aurora – Lawrenceburg – Greendale Indiana
Dearborn Trail - Tanners Creek Bridge
Dearborn Trail - Tanners Creek Bridge

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