North side as seen from CR 690 North
Photo taken by James Norwood
It is to note that immediately West of this bridge(1/10 of a mile), a single railroad track remained until about 2004-2005. That section running from CR 640 East into Monterey and eventually North Judson, were operated by the "Tippecanoe Railroad", later the Frick Services "JK Lines" railroad,and finally bought by Toledo Peoria and Western(Railamerica)after the Chicago and Indiana Railroad went out of business in or about 1979. C&I ran much of the old Erie line in Indiana, as did Erie Western before it. Eventually Buckeye Feeds, who owned the grain elevator in Monterey, bought the section from Monterey to North Judson to keep access to a CSX Transportation line(former C&O) for their outbound grain shipments, thus why that section survived much longer. Much of the rest of the Erie line in Indiana, was tore out including the tracks over this small bridge. As mentioned, the Monterey to North Judson remainder was ripped out later by Toledo Peoria and Western's contractors after a very brief ownership. Some of this now features a walking trail that some hope one day might extend across the state along this old railroad corridor.