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TPW - Tippecanoe River Bridge


Now abandoned former double track railroad bridge

Photo from http://indianatrails.org/JKL.htm

BH Photo #139312



Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Former Toledo, Peoria, and Western(nee JK Lines, Tippecanoe RR, Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Great Atlantic Railroads) in Monterey
Monterey, Pulaski County, Indiana
Future prospects
Rail line was abandoned in 2004-2005, and line was Railbanked for future reactivation and or use by utilities. Trail groups would like to build greenway to connect area with North Judson and Rochester along former Erie Railroad Right of Way.
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad (TPW)
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Also called
Erie - Tippecanoe River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16916, -86.53525   (decimal degrees)
41°10'09" N, 86°32'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/538986/4557639 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bass Lake
Inventory number
BH 42462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • March 25, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 28, 2009: Added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Geoff Hubbs


TPW - Tippecanoe River Bridge
Posted December 20, 2016, by Trailgirl

I'm so looking forward to the day that the trail will be finished to Monterey, IN and the bridge restored to carry trail traffic across. Long live rails to trails.

TPW - Tippecanoe River Bridge
Posted July 27, 2014, by DAve

Kayaked the river last week from Monterey to Tippecanoe River State Park - the bridge is pretty impressive from the water, and was curious to learn more - thanks for the info.

Erie Railroad Tippecanoe River bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Anonymous

I remember riding the last train out of Monterey and going over this bridge. I also recall the bridge wasn't in that great of shape then either. In fact several planks from the deck were gone and a hole in the bridge. Of course I've heard it had been that way for years, even when the trains still ran on the line.