Building railroad bridges can take decades

Two cities along the Lincoln Highway have been trying to eliminate at-grade railroad crossings since the 1920s.

The Calumet Avenue grade separation in Munster, Indiana was first brought up in 1922. The city is finally hoping to start construction next year and finish in 2016. The project is about three miles north of the intersection of Calumet Avenue and the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30).

In Mansfield, Ohio, bridges over and under the railroads allowed the Lincoln Highway to be rerouted through the city by 1924, but other railroad crossings have not been separated to this day.

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