Howard County

Apperson Way Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on Apperson Way in Kokomo
Open to traffic
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1987
CERA - Lawn/Green Run Bridge   [Map]
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
Built over small ditch, but since 1950's has also had the Kokomo Reservoir litteraly at it's feet after Wildcat Creek was dammed.
CERA Markland Avenue Overpass   [Map]
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
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.
County Road 1150 West Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Concrete arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on CR 1150 West
Open to traffic
Built 1925, rehabilitated 2003
CR 1100 East Wildcat Creek bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Wildcat Creek on Road 1100 East
Open to traffic
Built 1959
CR 1400 E/CR 1000 W Middle Fork Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Ditch on CR 1400 E
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1994
Highland Park Footbridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Kokomo Creek on path
Open to pedestrians
Built in the 1920's, restored 2011-12
Highland Park Kokomo Creek Duck pond bridge   [Map]
Lost Pony truss bridge over Kokomo Creek on access road within city park in Kokomo
Collapsed due to an overweight truck
Site of first Kokomo city Swimming area before Seashore(now Kokomo Beach) was built. Now Duck pond. Bridge was single lane and destroyed by trash truck trying to access other side of this dead end road within Highland Park. Now a footbridge at site.
Kokomo Marion and Western Traction Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek(today Kokomo Reservoir) on formerly Indiana Railroad(nee Kokomo Marion and Western Traction, Northern Indiana Power Company interurbans) Check links below for Flickr pic of original bridge circa 1910.
Removed
Built to carry former interurban line from Marion, Indiana to Kokomo, Indiana in or about 1905. Abandoned in early 1930's.
Lafountain Street Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Kokomo Creek on Lafountain Street in Kokomo
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1970
Little Deer Creek Bridge   [Map]
Slab bridge over Little Deer Creek on Road 500 West
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Middle Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Middle Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
Open to traffic
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1992
Mud Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost concrete arch bridge over Mud Creek on CR 1100 E
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1940; replaced 2000
Nickel Plate Road South Fork Deer Creek Bridge   [Map]
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
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.
NKP Kokomo Creek bridge   [Map]
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
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.
NKP Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
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.
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.
NS - Little Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
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
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.
NS - Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
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
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.
Old Park Road Kokomo Creek bridge   [Map]
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Kokomo Creek on Former alignment of Park Road and later used as South gate entrance for former Continental Steel plant.
Lost
Park Road today has a bridge West of here over Kokomo Creek, but in the early 20th Century it travelled down a different alignment and over this structure. When nearby steel mill expanded, old road was used for back entrance into plant.
Pennsylvania Railroad Kokomo Creek Bridge in Center   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Kokomo Creek on Abandoned Conrail(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania RR, New Castle and Richmond) in Center
Closed to all traffic
Forgotten structure over Kokomo Creek just off CR 300 East near Center Indiana. Tracks have been gone since 1970's. Once part of Pennsylvania RR's Richmond Branch, a heavy duty passenger route between Cincinnatti and Chicago.
Petes Run IN 22 Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Petes Run on IN 22
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1984
Phillips Street Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on Phillips Street in Kokomo
Replaced 1989. UCT Baseball Park is next to bridge with great view of structure.
PRR Industrial Spur Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Unknown for sure. Once part of a Pennsylvania Railroad industry track in Kokomo
Abandoned
Most don't know about this bridge which is bordered on it's North by Omnisource(Mervis scrap yard) and an old factory on the South side. No railroad traffic over this bridge in long time. Remote, and unseen except from creek.
PRR PSI track Kokomo Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Kokomo Creek on Kokomo Belt Railroad, part of Pennsylvania RR(later PC, Conrail) with trackage rights by Nickel Plate, N&W. in Kokomo
Closed to all traffic
Built on a stub off of the Kokomo Belt's line into Continental Steel, this track went to the former Public Service Indiana(now DUKE) site on Defenbaugh Street. Tracks were pulled a few years ago. Sits on Highland Parks West side.
PRR Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
Bridge over Wildcat Creek on Winamac Southern Railway(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania RR, Chicago Great Eastern, New Castle and Richmond, other) in Kokomo
Roberts Ditch Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Roberts Ditch on CR 1020 East
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1973
TStL&W Wildcat Creek Bridge   [Map]
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
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.
UTC - Kokomo Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Kokomo Creek on former Indiana Railroad (nee Indiana Union Traction) in Kokomo
Lost
Built 1903(?)
UTC - South Fork Deer Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek South Fork on Formerly Indiana Railroad(nee Indiana Union Traction)
Removed
Built to carry Interurban cars from Indianapolis to Peru and points North and East. Bankrupt and abandoned in or about 1932. Bridge probably removed shortley thereafter. Only Abutments remain today.
UTC - South Fork Deer Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek South Fork on former Indiana Railroad (nee Indiana Union Traction)
Demolished
Built ca. 1907, abandoned in or ca. 1932
Vermont Covered Bridge 14-34-01   [Map]
Relocated Smith through truss bridge over Kokomo Creek in Kokomo's Highland Park
Replaced by new bridge, bridge moved to Kokomo's Highland Park across Kokomo Creek.
Replaced 1958. Kokomo Reservoir was being constructed and this bridge had to go. Originally located near Vermont, Indiana(Howard County), Moved to Kokomo's Highland Park where it still resides today. Pedestrian use only.
Washington Street Kokomo Creek Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Kokomo Creek on Washington Street in Kokomo
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1960
West Fork Honey Creek IN 26 Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over West Fork Honey Creek on IN 26 in Russiaville
Open to traffic
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1983
Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on IN 26
Open to traffic
Built 1947; rehabilitated 1992
WSRY - Defenbaugh Street Viaduct   [Map · Street View]
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
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.
WSRY - Sycamore Street Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Sycamore Street and formerly Kokomo Street Railways. on Winamac Southern Railway (nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania RR, Chicago Great Eastern, New Castle and Richmond RR) in Kokomo
Open to traffic
Built to cross Sycamore and the Kokomo Street Railways, this bridge was known for it's black block lettering on either side spelling PENNSYLVANIA out with the bridge painted silvery grey. Kokomo repainted in last 5 years and added outragous sign.