Abandoned road bridge in rural Fulton County

Since I’ve been looking for historical remnants in a few county area of northern Indiana, so far I’ve seen several remnants of abandoned railroad lines. But an abandoned road bridge is a different story, with the exception of Fulton County. While looking for traces of the old Erie Lackawanna Railroad in Fulton County with a friend we came across this abandoned road bridge not far from the Wabash County line, northwest of the small community of Disko. It was the first time I had seen an abandoned road bridge, though admittedly I haven’t been doing this for a long time yet. The steel bridge was built to cross the Erie Lackawanna and it likely carried a county road at one time. I’m not sure when it was built, though an educated guess would be early 1900s and I don’t know when it was abandoned. But perhaps it was abandoned when the railroad line was in the 1980s. There is another smaller road bridge not far from this one that is part of an entrance to someone’s property now. It is a bit unusual to see an abandoned road bridge still intact because most of them are completely demolished.

Abandoned road bridge in rural Fulton County.

Abandoned road bridge in rural Fulton 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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