Google has a photo of the 1880s bridge, but it is a Flickr photo copyrighted by Union Depot - Historic Railroad. The Flickr comments do include a history of the railroad. The photostream contains another photo of this bridge. Thomas Keesling put a copyright on some more old photographs of this bridge: 3/4, closeup, and elevation.
A comment on the "closeup" photo:
|Richard Koenig posted|
A northbound Illinois Central Gulf train crosses over the Wabash River Bridge at Riverton, Indiana. The lead unit is Illinois Central number 9500, an EMD GP38AC. Image by Richard Koenig; taken in the fall of 1979.
|Christian Goepel posted|
Circa 1910 postcard view of the IC Wabash River bridge and an unidentified IC Indianapolis District passenger train at Riverton, Indiana. The IC yard and crew change point at Palestine, Illinois, is just to the west of this bridge.
Dennis DeBruler 1886 vs. 1910 bridges
|Richard Koenig commented on Christian's post|
Interesting, it seems that the center, swing span was replaced. This shot is from 1979—the date on the bridge is 1910. The ferry here in the above picture is cool too. Shot by Richard Koenig.