Railroad Overpass-Benton Township

Shown is an old railroad overpass across County Road 43 in Benton Township, Elkhart County. This is the same line another old railroad overpass was featured on a while back on this blog (that one was in Clinton Township). Note the sandstone blocks as part of the bridge support structure. This was likely built in the 1890s. The railroad line was operated by Lake Shore and Michigan Southern up until 1914 when it merged with New York Central. Now the line is owned by Norfolk Southern.

Railroad overpass in Benton 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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