Tags » Michigan Road

Images of an abandoned bridge abutment that once supported a one-lane truss bridge on the Michigan Road in Fulton County, Indiana.

via The mystery of the former one-lane bridge over the Tippecanoe River in Fulton County — Down the Road…

8 more words
Bridge Tour

More adventures in home film developing

I’ve had the best results yet in developing black-and-white film. But all’s not perfect.

This time I shot my last roll of original Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros in my Yashica-12 and developed it in Rodinal 1+50 for 10:30 at 23° (as that’s the temperature of my bathroom). 208 more words

Working on both the Michigan and National Roads

My new office is on Washington Street in Downtown Indianapolis — the only place where the Michigan Road and the National Road share an alignment. … 133 more words

Carroll County Toll Road Violence

In the late 19th century, laws were passed to allow county governments to purchase the toll roads that existed. The toll road was appraised, and an offer was made by the county to the owners of the road. 943 more words


Road Boosting: Michigan Road

In 1917, when the first Indiana State Highway Commission law was passed, the state set aside five “Main Market Highways.” There was a concerted effort to make sure that the Michigan Road, the first state built road, was included in those five. 757 more words

Adding the Michigan Road to the modern Indiana highway system

It was very late to the party: the last segment of the old Michigan Road to be added to Indiana’s modern state highway system.

The Michigan Road, highlighted in blue. 990 more words

Welcome to New Carlisle

New Carlisle is a cheerful Indiana small town about 15 miles west of South Bend on a triply historic road: US 20, the longest US highway; the Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast road; and the Michigan Road, which has linked the Ohio River to Lake Michigan since the 1830s. 495 more words