Stone arch bridge

Shown is a rare example of a surviving stone arch bridge in northern Indiana. This one was built by Hawks Furniture Company to move goods and people between both sides of the Millrace Canal in Goshen. It was built in approximately 1885. Obviously at that time, horses and wagons was a more common form of transportation. The bridge is not wide enough for automobile traffic; even for one way. But the bridge, a beautiful example of stone masonry work, found new life when the trail system was installed a few years ago and connects the trail with Jefferson Street.  A nearby sign explains the historical significance of the bridge.

Stone arch bridge in Goshen


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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