Steel truss bridge in Oakridge Cemetery

Goshen, in Elkhart County, has managed to find new uses for a few of the old bridges. This two-span steel truss bridge carried Wilden Avenue traffic across the Elkhart River more than 70 years. Originally built in the late 1920s, it was replaced by a new bridge in 2002. Half of the old bridge as shown here remains across Rock Run Creek in Oakridge Cemetery as part of the city’s bike path system. It still supports traffic though obviously of a different type.

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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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