Trestle for Former Erie RR

As noted before on this blog, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad still has several remnants left standing scattered in Wabash County. This old wooden railroad trestle, an engineering marvel, is about 2 to 3 miles west of State Road 15 in the northern part of Wabash County. The railroad line between the Ohio state line and Hammond was built in 1882, so this trestle may be the original one. Few of the wooden trestles remain standing anywhere, so this is a valuable piece of history. The trestle stood high in the air above a creek.

Wooden railroad trestle-Wabash County


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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