Railroad overpass

Not very many railroad bridges like this are still around anymore. The deck plate girder bridge, with stone and concrete abutments, was built in the early 1890s. A closer look at the stones reveals they are sandstone. One can imagine they were likely cut by hand. This railroad bridge crosses County Road 40 at a sharp curve in the road in Clinton Township, Elkhart County. When the bridge was originally built, the railroad line was owned by Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, then later New York Central Railroad. It is now used by Norfolk Southern RR.

Railroad bridge in Clinton Township


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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