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NS - North Broadway Overpass


North side June 2009

Photo taken by James Norwood


BH Photo #140865


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
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Part of this wide bridge may be used to connect the North and South ends of the new "Nickel Plate Trail" which passes through Peru along the former Nickel Plate Road's Indianapolis to Michigan City line(IMC).
At one time, Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroad trains used to cross over this bridge on their journey through Peru. Later N&W Railway bought both lines. Later successor NS abandoned the NKP line, but Wabash line still sees dozens of trains a day.
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Deck girder
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75775, -86.07204   (decimal degrees)
40°45'28" N, 86°04'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578328/4512279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 42645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2019: New photos from Jen Savage
  • June 2, 2009: Added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Jen Savage - reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com


NS - North Broadway Overpass
Posted July 5, 2019, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

I grew up near this bridge and must have walked under it hundreds of times. I posted some current pictures of it just now, but want to add that there are some gorgeous murals currently painted on the side walls leading downhill to the bridge. I can post those as well if anyone is interested.