Line is up for abandonment, trail groups are trying to pursue this rail line for future greenway.
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.
Of interest is the North Approach to bridge, as it has street running trackage running through downtown Kokomo. Also at that spot, Kokomo's namesake "Chief Kokomo" of the Miami Indiana tribe was supposedly originally buried where the tracks now cross. He and others were moved to the "Pioneer Cemetery" a few blocks East of here during railroad construction in the mid 1850's. Rail line was originally constructed by the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad to connect Indy with the former Wabash and Erie Canal in Peru. This was one of the first railroad lines in Indiana and is now dormant awaiting approval for abandonment by the Surface Transportation Board by CERA and Railamerica. Trail use is a possibility.
Span length: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 115.0 ft.
IMC Wildcat Creek bridge, due to line running from Indianapolis to Michigan City for most of it's life, hence IMC initials.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48448, -86.13243(decimal degrees) 40°29'04" N, 86°07'57" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")