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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Old Stone Bridge

Millrace Canal Trail

 
 
The Old Stone Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
1. The Old Stone Bridge Marker
Inscription. Several bridges have been built across the Millrace Canal at various stages throughout its history. Most of these bridges were built for transportation purposes (first horse and carriage, then railroads and automobiles), although some were built solely for pedestrians.

The Old Stone Bridge at Jefferson Street is one of the oldest and most unique bridges spanning the Millrace. Built in the 1880's by the Hawks Furniture Company, its purpose was to carry people and goods between the company's two buildings on either side of the canal (as seen in the photo below). This sturdy bridge of stone masonry construction stands today as one reminder of the industrial heritage of the Millrace corridor.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Location. 41° 35.016′ N, 85° 50.26′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker can be reached from W. Jefferson St 0.1 miles west of S. 3rd St. Click for map. Marker is on the Millrace Canal Trail 0.1 miles south of the W. Washington Street Trailhead. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (about 500 feet away, measured
The Old Stone Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
2. The Old Stone Bridge Marker
Near west bank of Millrace Canal
just south of Old Stone Bridge
in a direct line); Howard W. Hawks (approx. mile away); The Old Goshen High School (approx. mile away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. mile away); Goshen World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Elkhart County Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
 
Old Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
3. Old Stone Bridge
Hawks Furniture factory building on east bank of canal
Former Hawk Furniture factory building on west bank of canal image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2010
4. Former Hawk Furniture factory building on west bank of canal
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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