Lincoln Highway remnant in Whitley County

Here is another trace of the nationally famous former Lincoln Highway. This one is found on the 1928 route of the Lincoln Highway, which eventually became U.S. 30 and then later Old US 30. Remember, the original route of the Lincoln Highway was different before being rerouted on a much straighter alignment in 1928. Shown is the remains of an old bridge in the backyard of a private residence which is part of another old route alignment that goes through the woods and comes out as a private drive about one-fourth of a mile away. It is found off Old 30, east of State Road 13 in Whitley County. Actually it is closer to State Road 5, north of Larwill. I am not sure if this bridge was used over a creek, stream or ditch. When I took the photo, it was in the middle of summer and everything was still grown up, so it was obviously harder to see from a distance. You can, however, see how much it has grown out around the bridge.


Old bridge remnant of Lincoln Highway in Whitley County.


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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