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UTC - Wabash River Bridge



Looking North at old Broadway bridge to right and IUT bridge to left during flood in 1930. C&O Railway depot seen in background. This IUT bridge replaced the one washed away in the great flood of 1913.

BH Photo #183713


Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Wabash River on Formerly Indiana Rail Road Traction(nee Indiana Union Traction)
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Built 1905; Removed in the 1930s
- Indiana Railroad (IR)
- Interurban
- Union Traction Company of Indiana (UTC)
Baltimore through truss
Total length: 370.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74996, -86.06673   (decimal degrees)
40°44'60" N, 86°04'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578785/4511420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory number
BH 45003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2022: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Indiana Rail Road (1986)"; Replaced with correct interurban category "Indiana Railroad"
  • February 17, 2020: New photos from Luke
  • August 4, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected bridge type + added interurban info.
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood


UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Hey Luke,

I see you already corrected the design type a few years back so maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this a Baltimore truss?

UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted February 28, 2020, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted February 17, 2020, by Scott Ash (sah5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here are some great shots of Peruís interurban Wabash River bridge