Former Pennsylvania Railroad bridge

Drive around northern Indiana and you just may not see many railroad bridges, still in use, looking like this one. This beautiful concrete arch bridge was built in the 1890s for the Pennsylvania Railroad and spans the Eel River in Columbia City, Whitley County. It is close to the downtown area and also close to the old routes of the Lincoln Highway and the Yellowstone Trail roads. The railroad line is still in use and is now operated by Norfolk Southern.

Concrete arch bridge in Columbia City


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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