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Winamac Southern - Wabash RIver Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall in September 2006

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BH Photo #136460

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Winamac Southern Railway(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Logansport Terre Haute and Southwestern, Etc)
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally owned by Vandalia railroad, part of the Pennsylvania Railroad Lines West. Rail line once part of the Terra Haute Logansport and Eastern Railroad,Logansport Terre Haute and Southwestern, others. Line went to South Bend at one time.
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
- Vandalia Railroad (1905-17) (VAND)
- Winamac Southern Railway (WSRY)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Vandalia - Wabash River Bridge
ARE - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74656, -86.38704   (decimal degrees)
40°44'48" N, 86°23'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/551747/4510804 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clymers
Inventory number
BH 42198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: Corrected Bridge Name
  • October 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "A&R Line Railroad"
  • April 18, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 15, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 3, 2009: Added by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood

Comments 

Wabash River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Glad I could help. I haven't done much in the way of railroad research, but it's usually pretty interesting.

Wabash River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2009, by Lee Appleton (appltnf [at] aol [dot] com)

Sir, I have researched a little further, and did find three articles in the newspapers of interest.

Logansport Pharos Reporter 07-28-1915: there is mention in the article that the Vandalia railroad is considering replacing the bridge over the Wabash.

Logansport Pharos Reporter 01-14-1916: It is reported that Flood waters moved the L.C. Vandalia Bridge several inches off piers.

Logansport Tribune 04-15-1916 states: The L.C. Vandalia Railroad bridge over the Wabash west of the city is now completed. The girders of the old bridge were cut up and scrapped.

I assume L.C. stands for Logansport Crawfordsville. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. My research on the LC&SW RR is a little more complete now.

Wabash River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge would not be from 1875 as it has riveted connections. Perhaps there was an earlier bridge at this location from that date. Or maybe you are referring to the other railroad bridge which used to exist in Logansport which was pinned and featured vertical endposts. That bridge I believe was part of the Wabash Railroad. The date I have listed for THIS bridge is 1916. Thanks

Wabash River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2009, by Lee Appleton (appltnf [at] aol [dot] com)

Sir, I beleive this bridge was built by the Logansport Crawfordsville & Southwestern Railroad in 1875. It was later owned by the Terre Haute & Logansport RR, Vandalia RR, then the Pennsylvania RR. Thank you for your efforts.