Buffalo and Mississippi RR bridge

In 1851 a railroad first came through Goshen in Elkhart County. One can imagine how big of an event it was to have a “iron horse” arrive and begin to connect the town with the outside world. Shown is a remnant of the Buffalo and Mississippi Railroad bridge across Rock Run Creek in Goshen. It was part of a spur line from Elkhart to Goshen. It is now part of the Maple City Greenway trail system.

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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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