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TPW - Wabash River Bridge

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East side November 2005

View from 18th Street Bridge in bad light. This is one long bridge.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136507

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Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Wabash River on Toledo, Peoria, Western Railroad (formerly Winamac Southern, Conrail, Penn Central, and Pennsylvania Railroads. in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Busy Columbus main line, as well as carrying Richmond Branch trains, this formerly double tracked bridge replaced an earlier single track through truss bridge that was East of current bridge.
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
- Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad (TPW)
Design
Open deck, very large.
Also called
Conrail - Wabash River Bridge
PC - Wabash River Bridge
PRR - Wabash River Bridge
Pandhandle - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74365, -86.34931   (decimal degrees)
40°44'37" N, 86°20'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/554936/4510503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anoka
Inventory number
BH 42206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: Again, corrected name after incorrectly being listed as a CIND bridge
  • March 31, 2014: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • April 7, 2009: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

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Comments 

TP&W/Pennsylvania Railroad 18th Street Bridge Wabash River
Posted April 4, 2009, by James Norwood

I would love to add a photo of the deck from trackside, but approaches on railroad(of course)and adjacent private property are marked NO TRESPASSING. I once ventured back there on the South approach many years ago and could see that the current track is on the East side of bridge, West side has many missing cross ties making it dangerous to even try to walk that side. Old bridge end support was somewhat visible too, as well as another pier in the middle of the river that has since disappeared from Wabash River flooding. The South side had an old Pennsylvania Railroad tower called "RACE" at the nearby once very busy YARD A aka 18th Street yard.

I have another photo of a Southbound Central Railroad of Indianapolis (CERA)train that I will post when I find it. CERA used to be the operator of Winamac Southern Railroad(WSRY) which had track up to the East side of YARD A. CERA was also a sister road to the TP&W via Railamerica Incorporated and would use this bridge to access the WSRY Bringhurst line which started on Logansport's West side near Cole Hardwood at the former "VAN" junction. Jay