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NS - Biddles Island Bridge (N)


South side of bridge

Taken from South Burlington Avenue bridge.

Photo taken by James Norwood


BH Photo #136497


Two spans at 166' each, plus one pile trestle at 79'


Lost through truss bridge over Wabash River fork on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Built 1882; Replaced 1998
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Skewed Pratt through truss; replaced by pony plate girder.
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 411.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 26.0 ft.
Also called
NS - Wabash River Bridge (N)
NS - Cliff Drive Viaduct
Wabash Railroad Bridge #306
Wabash - Biddles Island Bridge (N)
Wabash - Wabash River Bridge (N)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75078, -86.36373   (decimal degrees)
40°45'03" N, 86°21'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553712/4511286 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 42205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected bridge from South to North based on historic aerial imagery; Added Wabash Railroad press photo
  • January 1, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number; updated build date & measurements
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • February 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood



NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted July 11, 2015, by James Norwood

Tony and Nathan, yes that is the same bridge. I thought I had linked that site and this particular photo onto this site when I added this bridge, I don't know what happened to that add, but glad it is again on here for others to view. It was quite an interesting feat when they slid the old bridge off and moved the new one in as I witnessed some of the construction. Halverson had a lot of pictures on their site of this particular construction for many years after, but they too have been removed some time ago. Jay

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted June 30, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I do believe you are correct Nathan!

And of course... It could have remained standing after the replacement bridge was built!

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S)
Posted June 30, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Halverson Construction Co has this photo on their website here http://www.halversonconstruction.com/gallery/bridges-railroa... and I think its this bridge.