Jen Savage

About Me 

Email: reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com

Northern Indiana bridge lover, especially those gorgeous old iron ones out in the country.

Recent Updates 

Monterey Tippecanoe River Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on CR 625 East in Monterey
June 28, 2020: New photos
Erie - CR 700 West Overpass (Westbound) (Wabash County, Indiana)
Lost closed-spandrel arch bridge over CR 700 West/ Forgy Road on Formerly Chicago and Indiana Railroad Westbound track(nee Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
December 3, 2019: New photo
Erie - CR 700 West Overpass (Eastbound) (Wabash County, Indiana)
Lost deck plate girder bridge over CR 700 West/ Forgy Road on Formerly Chicago and Indiana Railroad Eastbound track(nee Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
December 3, 2019: New photo
Business US31 Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Three-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on Business US 31 at Peru
December 3, 2019: New photo
Eel River/Vandalia Railroad bridge South Yorick Drive (Miami County, Indiana)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over unnamed ditch beside South Yorick Drive on Formerly Conrail(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Vandalia, Eel River, Detroit and Eel River Railroads) in Denver
December 3, 2019: New photos
Canoe Camp Bridge (Noble County, Indiana)
Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rivir-Mud Lake Connector on Park Road
December 3, 2019: New photos
Business US31 Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Three-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on Business US 31 at Peru
November 29, 2019: Updated by Jen Savage: Bridge rehabilitated in 2019
Kent Trail - Grand River Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Kent Trail (formerly LS&MS RR)
October 25, 2019: New photo
Sixth Street Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Through truss bridge over Grand River on Sixth Street in Grand Rapids
October 21, 2019: New photos
Kent Trail - Grand River Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Kent Trail (formerly LS&MS RR)
October 21, 2019: New photo
Administration Boulevard Bridge (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Lost Rigid Frame bridge over Winona Lake Canal on Administration Blvd. in Warsaw
August 25, 2019: New photo
Auditorium Blvd. Bridge (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Winona Lake Canal on Auditorium Blvd. in Warsaw
August 25, 2019: New photos
Liberty Mills Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Eel River on 1st St. in Liberty Mills.
August 24, 2019: New photos
CSX-Tippecanoe River Bridge (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Tippecanoe River on CSX
July 11, 2019: New photos
Daniel Creek CR 450E Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Daniel Creek on CR 450 East
July 5, 2019: New photos
NS - North Broadway Overpass (Miami County, Indiana)
Deck girder bridge over North Broadway Street aka Old US 31 on Norfolk Southern Railway's former Wabash Railroad, and abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway Nickel Plate Road IMC line(nee Norfolk and Western, Lake Erie and Western, others) in Peru
July 5, 2019: New photos
Lost Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
2-span riveted Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 100 East
July 5, 2019: New photos
Erie - SR15 Overpass (Eastbound Track) (Wabash County, Indiana)
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over State Road 15 on Formerly Chicago and Indiana Railroad Eastbound track(nee Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
July 5, 2019: New photo
Erie - SR15 Overpass (Westbound Track) (Wabash County, Indiana)
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over State Road 15 on Formerly Erie Lackawanna Railroad(nee Erie, Chicago and Atlantic Railroads)
July 5, 2019: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted July 25, 2020

I grew up near here. I probably shouldn't admit this, but back when I was a teenager in the 80's, we would walk out onto this one and use the wide sides of the piers to climb under the tracks. We would hang out under there for hours, watching the cars go by on the other bridge beside it (and making poor choices LOL). It made me so happy to see this bridge saved, as I have always found it beautiful.

Posted June 28, 2020

Thank you, Scott! This is my favorite bridge...

Posted June 28, 2020

Found this bridge yesterday totally by chance. So glad to see they kept this lovely bridge when they built the new one beside it. Took some photos, which I will add soon!

Posted June 21, 2020

Wow, that is the definition of fugly.... What a waste.

Posted April 5, 2020

Wow, I have never seen this one! Looks very cool. Will have to check it out next time I go to Chain O Lakes!

Posted February 28, 2020

Those are great photos, Scott! I remember the concrete still being there when I was younger, but have never seen photos of the actual bridge.

Posted February 28, 2020

Wow, I live really close to here, going to have to do some research! Thanks for the pix, it looks really neat!

Posted February 28, 2020

Great photo, Scott! Thanks for sharing. It was such a pretty little bridge in such a scenic location...

Posted January 18, 2020

Thank you for adding this cute little bridge. I have more photos I will add soon.

Bridge comment
Posted December 22, 2019

How does one add a bridge to the site? I found a lovely old bridge on South Dixie Drive in North Webster (Kosciusko County) Indiana. It is just around the corner from the listed IN13 Tippecanoe River Bridge, and is over the north fork that can be seen on the map posted on that bridge page. I know nothing of its history, but did get some photos today.

Posted December 22, 2019

This bridge just had work done on it this year. I did not get any photos of it while I was in the area today, but will at another time.

Posted December 3, 2019

Found and added a really good old photo from 2014 from this (south/eastbound/girder) side of these really cool set of railroad bridges. Wish they were still there... use to purposely drive out in the country just to look at these.

Posted December 3, 2019

Found and added a really good old photo from 2014 from this (north/westbound/tunnel) side of these really cool set of railroad bridges. Wish they were still there... use to purposely drive out in the country just to look at these.

Posted November 29, 2019

I got some photos of this yesterday. It seems strangely out of place there, but is very cool with the obvious 2 sets of tracks. I will post the pictures here soon.

Posted November 29, 2019

I got to run across this bridge today in the event I did there at Chain O Lakes. I got some photos, which I will post soon. It is a unique bridge, very interesting. I looked and did not see any plaque or any notation. I also found out the regulars there refer to this as "The Troll Bridge"...