Pennsylvania Railroad bridge near Warsaw

Old bridges are not so easy to find anymore, especially road bridges. Many road bridges have been rebuilt or completely replaced. But railroad bridges are an exception. Some dating to the 1890s or possibly even sooner are still in use on some railroad lines. Shown is a railroad bridge just west of Warsaw in Harrison Township, Kosciusko County. It’s part of the old Pennsylvania Railroad line running east-west through the county. Today the line is still active, though it doesn’t get nearly the use it once did when the Pennsylvania operated it. According to an Indiana Landmarks inventory of historic structures for Kosciusko County, the Warren pony truss bridge was built in 1920. It can be seen from County Road 100 North where this photo was taken from. Nearby is the well known Chinworth bridge that used to carry automobile traffic but now carries pedestrians.

Old railroad bridge near Warsaw.

Old railroad bridge near Warsaw.


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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