Monthly Archives: January 2015

From railroad trestle to trail system bridge

It was Easter weekend last year and the day before Easter was just a gorgeous day for bicycling, walking or running. The Pumpkinvine trail system goes through the town of Middlebury and this portion shown here is at Krider Garden. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad bridge near Warsaw

Old bridges are not so easy to find anymore, especially road bridges. Many road bridges have been rebuilt or completely replaced. But railroad bridges are an exception. Some dating to the 1890s or possibly even sooner are still in use … Continue reading

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Waco Drive was once State Road 13

State Road 13 is a north-south state highway routed through Elkhart and Kosciusko counties, among others. It was originally built in the late 1920s or early 1930s depending on the location. Just south of Syracuse in Kosciusko County one of … Continue reading

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Wabash Reef an impressive sight

It is also known as the “Big Four Cut.” In the mid to late 1890s, strong backs and hands, dynamite and mules combined to form the still impressive sight of the Wabash Reef. It was a cut through Indiana limestone … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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