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Gordon Creek Railway Trestle

sharps45

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Built in 1912, this trestle has been out of use for awhile now, but is still a magnificent sight. Someone tried to burn it down years ago, and the damage can be seen starting at the 1:05 mark. Beautiful day for flying, even if a bit breezy. November has been nice, late October we were in single digits. Music by The Grateful Dead

 

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that was cool it amazes me how those trusses can hold all the weight of a train. 🚂
 
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As a child, I with my friends climbed under neath the trestle and waited for the train to go over.

It made my hair stand on end with paranoia as the locomotive and cars went roaring over our heads just below the railroad ties as the bridge creaks and shakes.

Fun stuff being young and stupid. :)

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Amazing scenery and smoothly filmed. I almost can imagine a steamtrain running over this bridge. Chatanooga choochoo...
 
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Great filming. Where is Gordon Creek? Google Maps doesn’t show it.
Googled it and it's in Carbon County, Utah standing 135 feet above the canyon floor.

I've never understood vandalism of any kind. Why anyone would feel the need to try and destroy something just for the sake of doing it makes no sense. Interesting subject, thanks for sharing.
 
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Spark 317

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I've never understood vandalism of any kind. Why anyone would feel the need to try and destroy something just for the sake of doing it makes no sense.
I'd like to know the answer too.

Wooden covered bridges were hit by arsonists in some of the counties in our area some time ago.
There's only a handful of them left.

The one near me that was built in 1890 didn't get hit and is now protected with a fire suppression system and surveillance cameras. :)

Although vehicles don't cross it any longer, it is open to pedestrians.
 

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