East side November 2005
View from 18th Street Bridge in bad light. This is one long bridge.
Photo taken by James Norwood
BH Photo #136507
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