Sitting peacefully on a concrete platform on the corner of Mulberry Street and Chestnut Street in Jeffersonville, a few out-of-town ‘visitors’ watch the river town’s traffic roll by. Statues of a green alien, an Egyptian pharaoh and a golden lion are among the creatures passing time on the one-time pedestals for the elevated railroad approaching the Big Four Bridge down the street.
Walking down Mulberry Street, dozens of the 4-foot-by-4-foot concrete bumps parallel the road. At one time, a giant steel structure held up passing trains, but now serve as a reminder of the rail that used to be. There’s quite an arrangement of figures sitting there now, each centered on one of the plinths.