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Wabash Railroad

Reporting mark: WAB
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APNC - North 8th Street Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1915; ballasted timber deck added 1942; Replaced 1998
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over N. 8th St. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now APNC Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

APNC/BNSF Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Build 1924, Replaced 2012
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Railroad (BNSF) on Railroad (APNC)
Replaced by a new bridge

BNSF - Cedar Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on BNSF Railway
Open to rail traffic

BNSF - Drainage Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/BNSF Railway
Open to rail traffic

BNSF - White Breast Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Warren through truss bridge over White Breast Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF/Wabash Trace Overpass (Mills County, Iowa)
Built 1900, WB Span Replaced 2000
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash Trace Nature Trail on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

CBQ/Wabash - South River Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Lost Through truss bridge over South River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad/Wabash Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Clark Street Bridge (1928) (Audrain County, Missouri)
Built 1928; Replaced 1995
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern RR; Kansas City Southern RR on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

COLT - Business Loop 70 Overpass (Boone County, Missouri)
Ex-Wabash Railroad
Bridge over Bus Loop 70 East on Colt Railroad in Columbia
Open to traffic on Colt Railroad

COLT - I-70 Overpass (Boone County, Missouri)
Ex-Wabash Railroad
Bridge on COLT Railroad over I-70 in Columbia
Open to traffic on Colt Railroad

DMU - Raccoon River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1910; Removed 2005
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
Removed

Dumfries Avenue Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1902; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?; Replaced by a new concrete arch/tunnel in 2012
Timber stringer bridge over Wabash Trace Natural Trail on Dumfries Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Euclid Avenue Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Wabash Railroad constructed overhead-grade street bridge for Euclid Ave.
Steel stringer bridge over Wabash Railroad/Metrolink on Euclid Ave.
See link to related bridge

Forest Park Parkway Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1959
Skewed steel stringer bridge over the MetroLink on Forest Park Parkway in St. Louis
Open to four lanes of traffic

Forrest RR Turntable (Livingston County, Illinois)
Installed 1917, replacing a 70 ft. turntable installed June 1904
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over former roundhouse pit on Wabash Ry
Derelict/abandoned

Fraker Mill Bridge (Fulton County, Ohio)
Faux covered top added 2001
Deck plate girder bridge over Bad Creek on Wabash Cannonball Trail (former Wabash Railroad)
Open to pedestrians only

FT. W&WV/Wabash Overpass (Cass County, Indiana)
Built to carry two interurban lines over the former Wabash Railway. Interurban lines came together to the East of bridge and used this line to get to Logansport. Built over old Wabash and Erie Canal right of way. Canal lock remnants still nearby.
Lost Bridge over Norfolk Southern, ex N&W and Wabash Railroad. on Indiana Union Traction/Indiana Railroad and Ft. Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction/Indiana Services Corporation Interurban in Logansport
Removed

Gay Street Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Pennsylvania and Wabash RRs on Gay Street
Removed but not replaced

Grand Avenue Suspension Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1891 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced in 1959 by the Grand Avenue Viaduct
Lost suspension bridge over Mill Creek Valley on Grand Avenue
Replaced as part of an "urban renewal project"

Grand Drive Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1936
Concrete stringer bridge over Forest Park Parkway and the MetroLink on Grand Drive in Forest Park
Open to traffic

Illinois Terminal - Cahokia Creek Viaduct (Madison County, Illinois)
built ca. 1900 by Illinois Terminal Railroad, removed after line discontinued
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash Railroad and Cahokia Creek on former Illinois Terminal Railroad near Edwardsville, IL
Lost

Illinois Terminal - Mitchell Viaduct (Madison County, Illinois)
Removed 1932
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Railroad on Alton, Granite & St. Louis Railway
Removed but not replaced

Illinois Terminal/Wabash Overpass (Piatt County, Illinois)
Built 1928-9; Removed 1955
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash, later N&W Railway on Illinois Terminal Railroad
Removed but not replaced account of IT line abandonment

Illinois Traction/Wabash Overpass (Old) (Piatt County, Illinois)
Built 1907; Replaced 1928/29
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash Railroad on Illinois Traction System
Replaced by a new bridge

IORY/Wabash Cannonball Trail Overpass (Fulton County, Ohio)
Built around 1928-1929 for DT&I Railroad
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash Cannonball Trail (former Wabash Railroad) on Indiana and Ohio Railway
Open to traffic

ISRY - 13th Street Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Original 13' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1899; renewed 1934 with this bridge
Steel stringer bridge over closed street (13th St.) on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

ISRY - 243rd Avenue Overpass (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1929
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 243rd Ave. on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to traffic

ISRY - 645th Avenue Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Grade separation project started & completed in 1938.
Concrete deck girder bridge over 645th Avenue on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

ISRY - IA2 Overpass (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over IA2 on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

ISRY - Moulton Junction Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1946 per Wabash bridge book
Deck plate girder bridge over former Rock Island RR on Iowa Southern Railway
Open for traffic

ISRY - Udell Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Originally put in place by Wabash Railroad
Pony plate girder bridge over abandoned railroad (former Rock Island) on Iowa Southern Railway
Open to traffic

Keller Tunnel (Jersey County, Illinois)
Built 1881 for Wabash Railroad. Filled in after line was abandoned.
Lost Tunnel on defunct Wabash Railroad in Elsah
Lost

Keokuk Bridge (Old) (Lee County, Iowa)
Built 1871; Replaced 1917
Lost Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad/Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Kingsbury Avenue Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1936 by the Missouri State Highway Department
Concrete stringer bridge on Kingsbury Avenue over the MetroLink in St. Louis
Open to traffic

KJRY - Hamilton Slough Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Built 1890
Pratt through truss bridge over Hamilton Slough on Keokuk Junction Railway
Open to traffic

Lindell-Union Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1929; modified 1961
Concrete bridge over MetroLink and Forest Park Parkway at the intersection of Lindell Blvd. and Union Blvd.
Open to traffic

Metra/CN Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Original 95' frame trestle at this location built 1879; replaced by this bridge 1912
Pony/through girder bridge over Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/Metra
Open to rail traffic

Metrolink - North Skinker Boulevard Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Bridge completed 1942; total cost $400,000, paid for by federal funds
Deck girder bridge over N. Skinker Blvd. on the MetroLink
Open to two tracks of MetroLink light rail service

MetroLink - Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (Old) (St. Louis, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location, a through-plate iron girder bridge originally erected in 1890, was replaced by this bridge in 1928/29
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over Vandeventer Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway, then Metrolink
Replaced by new bridge

Metrolink Footbridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Cantilevered truss bridge over the Metrolink on a footpath at the east edge of Forest Park
Open to foot traffic

MKT - Paris Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1873
Lost Post through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on MK&T RR
Replaced by a new bridge

MO Hwy. 129/Weber Ave. bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wabash Railroad on MO Hwy. 129/Weber Ave.
Replaced by a new bridge

N&W - Champaign Branch Boneyard Creek Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910(?), abandoned ca. 1981
Deck plate girder bridge over Boneyard Creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway in Urbana
Open to pedestrian traffic

N&W - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1934; Abandoned 1984
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

ND&W - 3rd Street Bridge (Defiance County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over 3rd Street on Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

ND&W - Maumee River Bridge (Defiance County, Ohio)
Built 1893 by the Wabash Railroad
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad
Open to rail traffic

NDW - Garrett Creek Bridge (Henry County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Garrett Creek on Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

Norfolk Southern Rockfield Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Once carried the Wabash Cannonball Passenger trains, now part of NS busy Decatur District. Bridge had stability problems in Nov 2005 that led to shoring up with ballast and pilings drove in by a crane.
Deck truss bridge over Rock Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) near Rockfield
Open to traffic

North Lindbergh Blvd. NS RR Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over North Lindbergh Boulevard (U. S. Highway 67) on the Norfolk Southern Railroad, just north of Lambert - St. Louis International Airport
Open to railroad traffic

North Missouri Railroad Ferry (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Ferry operation succeeded by original Wabash Railroad Bridge #59 (1871)
Lost Ferry across Missouri River on North Missouri Railroad (Wabash Railroad predecessor)
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - 5th Street Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1961
Bridge over Bus 55 / 5th Street on Norfolk Southern Rwy
Open to traffic

NS - 6th Street Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1934
Pony/through plate girder bridge over S. 6th Street (Business Loop 55) on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - 9th Street Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1909, replaced summer of 2015
Girder bridge over N. 9th Street (Business Loop 55) on Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Allen Road Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1931
Concrete deck girder bridge over Allen Rd. on Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Arnold Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Built 1948
Deck plate girder bridge over Old US 36 on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Attica Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (N) (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1882; Replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Wabash River fork on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Replaced

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S) (Cass County, Indiana)
Unknown when it was built, but probably during the Wabash Railroad days. This bridge crosses the main channel of the Wabash River. The famed
Bridge over Wabash River Main Channel on Norfolk Southern Railroad(N&W, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Open to traffic

NS - Bridge #309.5 (Audrain County, Missouri)
Built 1963
Steel stringer bridge over Green Blvd. ( on Wabash, later N&W, now Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to rail traffic

NS - Brush College Road Overpass (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1930
Deck plate girder bridge over Brush College Rd. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Burlington Avenue Viaduct (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1934 to carry South 3rd Street/Burlington Avenue and the Interurban track of the FT. W&WV Traction Company thus the 3 lane width; replaced 2007
Pony plate girder bridge over Burlington Avenue/South 3rd Street, formerly Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction Company tracks as well on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Replaced

NS - Cicott Street Viaduct (Cass County, Indiana)
Once carried the Wabash Cannonball Passenger trains, now part of NS busy Decatur District main line. Low clearance, gets hit by trucks often. Supports built for second rail track if needed on southside. .
Bridge over Cicott Street and Goose Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Open to traffic

NS - Coldwater Creek Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1936
Steel stringer bridge over Coldwater Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Cook Street Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1988
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. Cook Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - CR 200 North/Barton Beach Road Overpass (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Original 63' pile trestle built 1881, replaced 1900 with this bridge
Deck plate girder bridge over CR 200 North/Barton Beach Road on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad)
Open to rail traffic

NS - Crooked River Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Built 1907, Girders Moved Here 1923; Approaches Replaced 2007
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Crooked River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Dean Lake Outlet Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed overflow creek from Dean Lake on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/BNSF Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Fairchild Street Tunnel (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1915, buried by fill in 2012-13
Buried concrete tunnel over Fairchild Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad in Danville
Filled in

NS - Forest Avenue Overpass (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1927
Concrete rigid frame bridge over W. Forest Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Original 112' bridge built 1891; rebuilt 1904 with this bridge
Timber stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Wabash Railroad
Open to rail traffic

NS - Hannibal Tunnel (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1871
Tunnel on the Norfolk Southern Railroad just west of the Hannibal Railroad Bridge in Hannibal
Open to railroad traffic

NS - Huntington District Overpass (Wabash County, Indiana)
This bridge has been a headache for the railroads with it's low clearance. Collisions have occured when tall rail cars hit the bridge in the past. Both rail lines busy and have a connection here.
Deck girder bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway (ex- New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail) Marion Branch on Norfolk Southern Railway (ex- Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad) Huntington District in Wabash
Open to traffic

NS - I-55 Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1962
Pony/through girder bridge over I-55 on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - I-65 Overpass (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Built 1969. Used daily by over 20 trains a day on this former Wabash Railroad line.
Deck plate girder bridge over I-65 on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad)
Open to traffic

NS - I-70 Overpass (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Concrete and steel stringer bridge over Interstate 70 / U. S. Highway 40 on the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Wentzville
Open to one track of railroad traffic

NS - IA202 Overpass (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Grade separation started 1936, completed 1937; demolished account of line abandonment ca. 1996
Lost Steel stringer bridge over IA Hwy. 202
Demolished

NS - Lagro Creek Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Once carried the famous "Wabash Cannonball" passenger train on this rail route between Detroit/Toledo and St. Louis/Kansas City. Today heavily utilized by NS.
Concrete deck girder bridge over Lagro Creek and Canal Street on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad)
Open to traffic

NS - Lake Decatur Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1907; Renewed 1943 (per Wabash RR documents)
Closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge over Lake Decatur on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Lizzard Creek Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Northbound span erected 1902; southbound span erected 1913. Portion of southbound span dismantled 1987.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lizzard Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, Railroad
Open to rail traffic

NS - Main Street Overpass (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1937
Deck plate girder bridge over W. Main St. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Markham Road Overpass (Morgan County, Illinois)
Original 48' pile trestle built 1888; replaced 1936 with this bridge
Steel stringer bridge over Markham Road on Norfolk Southern RR 2.7 Mi W of Jacksonville
Open to traffic

NS - Maumee River Bridge (New Haven) (Allen County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Mauvaise Terre Creek Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Original 90' iron deck truss bridge built 1871; replaced 1923 by this bridge
Concrete deck girder bridge over Mauvaise Terre Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Open to traffic

NS - MO-5 Overpass (Chariton County, Missouri)
Built 1912, Girder added 1929
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MO-5 on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Moline Creek Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Bridge constructed 1896
Concrete deck girder bridge over Moline Creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Nevada Road Overpass (Macon County, Illinois)
Original 73' pile trestle Bridge #718 built 1881; replaced 1888 with an 80' pile trestle; replaced 1900 with deck plate girder bridge; adjacent span erected 1906, numbered Bridge #718.5
Deck plate girder bridge over County road on Wabash Railroad
Open to rail traffic

NS - North Fork Mauvaise Terre Creek Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over N Fork Mauvaise Terre Creek Bridge on Norfolk Southern RR in Jacksonville
Open to traffic

NS - Oakland Avenue Overpass (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1937
Deck plate girder bridge over Oakland Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Old Missouri 6 Overpass (Adair County, Missouri)
Original 63' pile trestle at this location built 1898; rebuilt 1930 with this span; left in-place after line abandonment in 1997
Deck plate girder bridge over Steer Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

NS - Old SR 25/Old Main Street Viaduct (Carroll County, Indiana)
Once one of two viaducts on this road, but nearby former CSX Monon Indy line was abandoned in early 1990's and it's viaduct removed.
Concrete stringer bridge over Old State Road 25/Old Main Street on Norfolk Southern Railway(nee Norfolk and Western Railway, Wabash Railroad)
Open to traffic

NS - Old US 63 Overpass (Randolph County, Missouri)
Built 1953
Deck plate girder bridge over Business 63/Morley St. on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Paris Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Originally built by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas ("Katy") Railroad in 1894, who owned the line from Hannibal westward through Moberly
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Paris
Open to railroad traffic

NS - Paul Avenue Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Paul Avenue on the Norfolk Southern Railroad at the end of Ferguson Avenue in Ferguson
Open to railroad traffic

NS - Rouge River Bridge (N) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1922
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Wabash RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Rouge River Bridge (Old) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Replaced 1923
Lost Through truss bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (Wabash)
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Route 66 Overpass (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Built 1938
Girder bridge over Old US 66 on Wabash and Illinois Terminal, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

NS - Saint Charles Rail Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Built 1936, replacing an earlier 1871 through truss railroad bridge on a new alignment
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to railroad traffic

NS - South Florissant Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Original overpass at this location installed 1901; replaced with current bridge in 1936
Pony plate girder railroad bridge over S. Florissant Road (Route N) in Ferguson
Open to traffic

NS - South Grand Avenue Overpass (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1931
Girder bridge over South Grand Avenue on Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic

NS - Spring Creek Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Replaced a pile trestle erected in 1888
Deck plate girder bridge, with concrete abutments, over Spring Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Open to traffic