It's a nationwide activity that grew out of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976. There's a provision in the law to encourage communities to preserve disused rail corridors as public trails.

Here in the Research Triangle are of North Carolina we have the American Tobacco Trail which used to be the railroad American Tobacco used to bring product to their warehouses in Durham.

It's part of a larger network that will someday be the East Coast Greenway; a bike & pedestrian path that will go from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine all the way down to Key West?

As of July 2017, they have 900 miles completed.

On 1/6/2018 15:36, Marnie (aka Doe) wrote:
Hmmm. You know you might be slightly weirder than I am. Heh.

None of the Iron Horse Trail bridges seem to have individual names. I
haven't seen any of the others, but know there is at least one more.
This is the most interesting one and the plaque for it said it was
supposed to represent "transportation." Ergo, looking like an airplane
or something is apt. Or something very similar, that it was dedicated to
"Mr. Transportation," a city or county council member who had envisioned
the trail and this particular bridge.

Later, Marnie aka Doe  I haven't won the lottery yet, ESP doesn't work,
the numbers are too random. Good luck.

On 1/6/2018 12:24 AM, Alan C wrote:
Very interesting, Marnie. I researched it & found your bridge + many
others & tunnels too. When I saw it was 32km my mind wandered to
road-running & then I read that there is actually an annual
half-marathon. All I need to do now is win the lotto.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- From: Marnie (aka Doe)
Sent: 6 January, 2018 12:39 AM
Subject: PESO - Iron Horse

Now for something shot recently, in December 2017.

Iron Horse is a walking trail and pedestrian bridge near me. The trail
crosses the boundaries of several cities because it replaced the old
train tracks that were once there. Ironically, I used to walk those
tracks, while still tracks, in my twenties with my female roommate.

The bridge is sort of futuristic looking or like an airplane or
spaceship. It is also not symmetrical, which the photo may or may not
show. It dips a bit on one side with a curve.

I made it B&W to make it more dramatic. I may do a GESO later.

Comments welcome.
(Also suggestions on B&W processing, not my strong suit.)

Marnie aka Doe :-)

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