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KBSR - Wabash River Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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BH Photo #393624


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Wabash River and local walking trail on Kankakee Beaverville and Southern Railroad(nee Conrail(New York Central, Penn Central) AND Norfolk Southern Railway(Lake Erie and Western, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk and Western) in La
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Through Truss 2 Track bridge(currently single track) once shared by the New York Central and Nickel Plate railroads. Reconfiguration of adjacent SR 26 and CSX and NS tracks forced realignment of East approach causing removal of 1 track.
- Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad (KBSR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Warren through truss
Also called
NYC - Wabash River Bridge
NKP - Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41807, -86.89864   (decimal degrees)
40°25'05" N, 86°53'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508599/4474165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette West
Inventory number
BH 42718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 10, 2017: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • January 28, 2011: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • June 5, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Matt Lohry
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs