Bridge magic

Get ready to see an amazing transformation before your eyes. Here’s what the Gilleland Creek railroad bridge in Manor looked like in February 2010:

Here’s what it looks like today (actually in late August):

Amazing, huh? Don’t let the Lincoln Log look in the “before” photo fool you.  We did everything necessary to maintain it in safe condition for our freight rail operations.  But it had definitely reached the end of its useful life span.  How old was it?  Let me put it to you this way:  I’ll be shocked if anyone reading this blog was alive when this 400-foot long bridge was first constructed (but comments from centenarians are always welcome).

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