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NS - Schererville Rail Crossing


Photo taken by Tom Rainford

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BH Photo #280114



Pennsylvania through truss with sub-panels bridge over Canadian National Railway on Norfolk Southern Railway
Schereville, Lake County, Indiana
Removed but not replaced
Built 1905, demolished November 2015
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad (CI&S)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Pennsylvania through truss
Span length: 215.0 ft.
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50457, -87.46622   (decimal degrees)
41°30'16" N, 87°27'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/461090/4594876 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 54113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date, Added Builder
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • April 28, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Doomed
  • February 1, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 22, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Canadian National Railway", "Railroad"


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted December 10, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very sad to see a nice structure go to waste for seemingly no reason...scratch another nice one to the scrap heap.

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted December 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge was destroyed November 2015.

NS - Schererville Rail Crossing
Posted April 28, 2015, by Tom Hoffman

This bridge should ought to be available for reuse. I don't know if reuse is possible since the bridge is owned by the railroad. These long(200' plus) Pennsylvania trusses built for both road and railroad are becoming rare.

Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge
Posted March 23, 2014, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a picture of the bridge taken in 2009.