New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad

Reporting mark: NKP
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AKA Nickel Plate Road

CERA - Lawn/Green Run Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Built over small ditch, but since 1950's has also had the Kokomo Reservoir litteraly at it's feet after Wildcat Creek was dammed.
Timber stringer bridge over Grass Run or Lawn Run on Central Railroad of Indianapolis(nee Norfolk Southern, Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western aka Cloverleaf Route, others)
Open to traffic

CERA - Markland Avenue Overpass (Howard County, Indiana)
Single lane underpass with low clearance that was often hit by trucks causing misalignment. City of Kokomo tried for years to get Norfolk Southern(during their ownership) to put at grade crosssing. Central Railroad finally allowed city to remove.
Lost Bridge over Markland Avenue on Currently removed, formerly Central Railroad of Indianapolis (nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western Cloverleaf) in Kokomo
Removed but not replaced

Grand Crossing Rail Bridge #3 (Cook County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Canadian National Railway on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

High Level Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Replaced 1909
Pratt deck truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Road and Conneaut & Erie Traction Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

INRD - Allisonville Road Overpass (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Still has a "N&W" sign denoting it's past ownership by the Norfolk and Western Railroad
Plate girder bridge over Allisonville Road on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Noblesville
Open to traffic

INRD - Fall Creek Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Part of the second oldest rail line in Indiana, this bridge helped connect Indianapolis with Kokomo, Peru, Plymouth, and Michigan City. Today Indiana Transportation Museum uses this line for excursions including the annual Indiana State Fair Train.
Pony truss bridge over Fall Creek on Railroad in Indianapolis
Open to traffic

ITM - IN-19 Overpass (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built 1936. On the second oldest rail line in Indiana, the bridge now has a walkway attached to the East(North)side of structure for trail from downtown Noblesville to Forrest Park. ITM runs excursions often over this bridge.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Road 19 on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Noblesville
Open to traffic

ITM - Morse Reservoir Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
This bridge was probably constructed to replace an earlier bridge over creek. Later, Reservoir constructed (1956) and this bridge was probably built to handle new demands
Deck plate girder bridge over Current Morse Reservoir, past Cicero Creek on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority property/Indiana Transportation Museum operator(ex-Norfolk Southern, N&W, NKP, Lake Erie & Western, Peru and Indianapolis Railroad) in Cicero
Open to traffic

ITM - White River Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built to carry trains from Indianapolis to Michigan City, this rail line is said to be the second oldest in Indiana. Today used by ITM excursions. Around 2001-2002, walkway attached to North side for new trail.
Deck plate girder bridge over White River on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority owned, Indiana Transportation Museum operated(nee Peru and Indianapolis, Lake Erie and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk and Western, Norfolk Southern Railway) and White R
Open to traffic

KBSR - Wabash River Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Through Truss 2 Track bridge(currently single track) once shared by the New York Central and Nickel Plate railroads. Reconfiguration of adjacent SR 26 and CSX and NS tracks forced realignment of East approach causing removal of 1 track.
Through truss bridge over Wabash River and local walking trail on Kankakee Beaverville and Southern Railroad(nee Conrail(New York Central, Penn Central) AND Norfolk Southern Railway(Lake Erie and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk and Western) in La
Open to traffic

LSE/NKP Overpass (Erie County, Ohio)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad on Lake Shore Electric Railway
Removed

LV/NKP/Erie Bridge LL449B (Erie County, New York)
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern (NKP Main Line) and Erie B&SW Division on LV Lehigh & Lake Erie Branch and Pennsylvania Railroad
Derelict/abandoned, spans over NS removed

N&W - Black River Bridge (Old) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced 1974
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Black River on Norfolk Southern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Nickel Plate IMC Country Road 900 North underpass (Miami County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Miami County Road 900 North on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others)
Nickel Plate Trail now open

Nickel Plate IMC County Road 100 West underpass (Miami County, Indiana)
Once part of the "IMC" division of the Nickel Plate Road running trains between Indianapolis and Michigan City. Abandoned in 1999, and railbanked. Indiana Trails Fund got ownership, later Nickel Plate Trail group, and converted into a trail.
Timber stringer bridge over County Road 100 West on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern (nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others), north of Denver
Open as part of Nickel Plate Trail October 2010

Nickel Plate IMC Crazy Creek bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Crazy Creek on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others) in Denver
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate IMC Eel River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
This former bridge on the
Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on "Nickel Plate Trail", formerly Norfolk Southern Railway (Nee N&W, NKP, Lake Erie & Western, others) in Denver
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate IMC Pipe Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Once part of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad to connect those two cities(2nd oldest in Indiana), Later saw NYC trains use this line as well. Last used by Central Railroad of Indy RR before abandonment in 1999. IMC denotes Indy to Michigan City.
Deck girder bridge over Pipe Creek on Nickel Plate Trail, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis, others) in Bunker Hill
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate Road Cicero Creek bridge (Tipton County, Indiana)
Bridge had a another right beside it for the Indiana Union Traction when it was in service, since removed.
Plate girder bridge over Cicero Creek on Hoosier Heritage Port Authority owned, Indiana Transportation Museum operated(nee NS, N&W, NKP, LE&W, Peru and Indianapolis Railroads)
Open to traffic

Nickel Plate Road Deer Creek bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built to carry the second oldest rail line in Indiana from Indy to Peru, later Nickel Plate's IMC division, railroad abandoned in 1999, today it is part of the "Nickel Plate Trail" from Cassville just North of Kokomo through Peru and onto Rochester.
Steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek on former Central Railroad of Indianapolis(nee Norfolk Southern, Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road IMC line, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis Railroads)
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate Road South Fork Deer Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Once part of the second oldest rail line in Indiana, this bridge was used by trains travelling from Indianapolis to Peru and Michigan City. Last used by rail in early 1990's. Line railbanked and abandoned in 1999. Trail paved and open 2010.
Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek South Fork on Nickel Plate Trail(nee Central Railroad of Indianapolis, Norfolk Southern Railway, Norfolk and Western Railway, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis Railroads)
Open to pedestrians

Nickel Plate Trail - Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
one of the oldest rail lines in Indiana, this bridge was built by Nickel Plate Road(later Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern). Last used by Central Railroad of Indy, Now Railbanked and property of Indiana Trails Fund
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway, soon Nickel Plate Trail in Peru
Open to pedestrians on Nickle Plate Trail

Nickel Plate Trail Little Weesau Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Weesau Creek on Nickel Plate Trail soon, formerly Norfolk Southern(nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, others)
Open to pedstrians on the Nickle Plate Trail

Nickel Plate-St. Mary's River Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built in 1895 by the Nickel Plate Railroad
Camelback through truss bridge over St Mary's River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NKP - Buffalo River Bascule Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Nickel Plate RR)
Abandoned c1986 in favor of adjacent Buffalo Creek-Conrail bridge and left raised

NKP - Collingwood Boulevard Overpass (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1888
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Collingwood Boulevard on Railroad (abandoned)
Removed

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1956
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
Open to traffic

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced in 1944 -1956
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on New York Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Bridge constructed in 1882 replaced in the 1904 with a Scherzer type bascule bridge and replaced in 1944 with a vertical lift bridge
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
No longer exists

NKP - Henry Street Overpass (Delaware County, Ohio)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Henry Street on New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
Removed

NKP - Kokomo Creek bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
This bridge is located about where currrently Central Railroad's property ends and Norfolk Southern's begins on this line to Tipton that was once part of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad one of the first in Indiana.
Deck girder bridge over Kokomo Creek on Central Railroad of Indianapolis(nee Norfolk Southern, N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western, Peru and Indianapolis), soon possibly trail in Kokomo


NKP - Newman's Creek Arch Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Abandoned culvert bridge over Newman's Creek on former New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Abandoned

NKP - Old Ashtabula River Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1882, replaced 1902
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Ashtabula River on New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad in Ashtabula
Replaced by a new bridge

NKP - Prairie Ditch bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
This wooden bridge carried the former IMC division of NKP Railroad from Peru to Michigan City and was the start of a large grade in Northern Miami County. Arsonist burned the bridge in the 1990's and it was quickly abandoned. Charred pieces remain.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Prairie Ditch on Nickel Plate Trail(former Lake Erie and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern Railway, Central Railroad of Indy, Indiana Hi-Rail Railroads) in Peru
Destroyed by fire

NKP - Swan Creek Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Removed deck plate girder bridge over Swan Creek on Nickel Plate RR (abandoned)
Removed

NKP - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Single track, on small grade. Part of former rail line stretching from Toledo, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri. Last train over this segment was in or about 1999, has been dormant since with nearby bridge and road crossing removed.
Deck plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Winamac Southern Railway(nee Central Railroad of Indianapolis, Norfolk Southern, N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western Cloverleaf route), soon possibly trail in Kokomo
Closed to all traffic. This segment of railroad recently purchased by Winamac Southern Railway, but no trains have been over this bridge in at least a decade.

NKP/WRC Overpass (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Built to allow Winona interurban cars to pass under the Nickel Plate Road line. Once part of a line from Goshen to Peru with connections to Indy.
Lost Concrete culvert bridge over Formerly Winona Service Corporation interurban line on Norfolk Southern Railway(Norfolk and Western Railway, Nickel Plate Road)
Filled in

NS - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1971
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Nickel Plate Ry)
Open

NS - Cattaraugus Creek Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Warren through truss bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Chautauqua Creek Trestle (Chautauqua County, New York)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chautauqua Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Conneaut Creek Viaduct (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Conneaut Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Cummins Road Overpass (Blackford County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cummins Road on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western Railroads)
Open to traffic

NS - Elk Creek Viaduct (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1902, rehabilitated 1944
Deck girder bridge over Elk Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Grimm Road Overpass (Woodford County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over CR 1550 E (Grimm Rd) on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Lake Avenue Overpass (Chautauqua County, New York)
Built 1943
Concrete arch bridge over CR 10 on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Little Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
This unique structure was rare as it not only had a creek it crossed, but an Interurban line as well(Indiana Railroad, Frankfort and Kokomo Traction, others). Was supposedly upgraded sometime in the 1980's for future traffic.
Bridge over Little Wildcat Creek and also formerly Interurban crossed underneath as well. on Norfolk Southern Railway (nee N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western aka Cloverleaf, other) in West Middleton
Closed to all traffic

NS - Mackinaw River Bridge (Woodford County, Illinois)
Built 1947
Deck truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - North Broadway Overpass (Miami County, Indiana)
At one time, Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroad trains used to cross over this bridge on their journey through Peru. Later N&W Railway bought both lines. Later successor NS abandoned the NKP line, but Wabash line still sees dozens of trains a day.
Deck girder bridge over North Broadway Street aka Old US 31 on Norfolk Southern Railway's former Wabash Railroad, and abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway Nickel Plate Road IMC line(nee Norfolk and Western, Lake Erie and Western, others) in Peru
Open to traffic

NS - Twenty Mile Creek Trestle (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Twenty Mile Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Wabash River Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Lake Erie and Western)
Open to traffic

NS - Walnut Creek Trestle (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Unknown builder, replaced covered bridge formerly at this location. This bridge survived the great flood of 1913 due to Lake Erie and Western Railroad loading bridge down with loaded coal cars.
Pratt through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on former IMC Nickel Plate line
Preserved as a landmark while trail on old rail corridor crosses MOB next to it

NS/CSX Overpass (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Former Wheeling & Lake Erie line on New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR
Open to traffic

OHCR - Wakatomika Creek Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Ohio Central Railroad
Open to railroad traffic

Reynolds Drive Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Timber stringer bridge over EI RR on Reynolds Drive in Charleston
Open to traffic

SBRR/CSX Overpass (Erie County, New York)
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over NKP, NYC Main Lines on South Buffalo Railroad
Open to traffic

Sidaway Avenue Footbridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1930 abandoned after vandalized in in 1966
Abandoned wire suspension footbridge between Jackaow and Garden Valley neighborhoods
Abandoned

Stillwell Street Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Stillwell Street on Norfolk Southern ( Formerly Nickle Plate Road)
Open to traffic

TLE&W - Maumee River Bridge (Wood County, Ohio)
Built 1916, Rail line abandoned late 70's-early 80's.
Through truss bridge over Maumee River, Wabash and Erie Canal, and US 24(as of 2009) on Toledo, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad(formerly Toledo St. Louis and Western aka Cloverleaf, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk and Western Railway) in Grand Rapids
Closed to all traffic

TStL&W - Wabash River Bridge (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Nickel Plate Road near Lodi
Removed

TStL&W Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Built to connect the Cloverleaf main line to Continental Steel, this bridge was removed sometime in the 1970's. Nickel Plate Road later accessed Continental via the Pennsylvania RR's Kokomo Belt to the East and this bridge was no longer needed.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Wildcat Creek on former Nickel Plate Road Railroad(nee Toledo St. Louis and Western aka Cloverleaf) in Kokomo. Small ditch with it's own steel stringer bridge formerly located at East approach for Creek bridge.
Lost

US Steel Lorain Tubular Operations Black River Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built ca 1896
Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Road


UTC - Atlanta Flyover (Tipton County, Indiana)
Built to carry the Indiana Union Traction's line up and over County Road 100 West and the old Lake Erie and Western Railroad which parrallels rail line from Kokomo to Noblesville.
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Hoosier Heritage Port Authority/Indiana Transportation Musuem(nee Peru and Indianapolis, LE&W, Nickel Plate Road, N&W, Norfolk Southern, CERA Railroads) and Country Road 100 West, as well as Blischer ditch on Indiana R
Lost

UTC - West Elwood Flyover (Tipton County, Indiana)
Built to carry the interurban over the LE&W tracks on it's line from Tipton to Alexandria. Bridge and North approach removed long time ago. South approach and all fill recently reportedly removed, no trace remains today.
Lost Bridge over Current Norfolk Southern Railway (ex- Norfolk and Western Railway, Nickel Plate, Lake Erie and Western Railroad) on Former Indiana Railroad(nee Indiana Union Traction Interurban, others) in West Elwood
Lost

Wabash/NS Overpass (Lucas County, Ohio)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Railroad
Removed

WBCR - Wabash River Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Once part of the "Cloverleaf" division of the Nickel Plate Road between St. Louis and Toledo. Today a short line rarely uses it to access a business in Craigville at the current end of the line.
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Wabash Central Railroad(nee Norfolk Southern Railway, N&W, Nickel Plate Road, Toledo St. Louis and Western)
Open to traffic

WSRY - Defenbaugh Street Viaduct (Howard County, Indiana)
Very low underpass that has been undercut many times to allow truck traffic to go under, finally destroyed by concrete truck and removed.. Another similiar structure on rail line just East of here has been removed.
Bridge over Defenbaugh Street with low clearance, mostly wooden construction. Damaged in truck hit, and partially removed July 2011..
Bridge hit by concrete truck and damaged bridge. Center span over roadway was removed. Unknown if span is still intact nearby - July 10, 2011