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DubyaM
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Portageville bridge
 
« on: Oct 28th, 2016, 5:32pm »
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There has been some discussion at Trainorders.com about a new bridge at Portageville, NY on the former EL.  Is this true?  Are they building a new bridge?
(The birds-eye view at Bing Maps indicates a collapsed trestle.)


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« Reply #1 on: Oct 28th, 2016, 8:44pm »
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Yes, it is true. Please visit this thread:
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Infrastructure&action=display&num=1287381338&start=68#68
 


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George_Harris
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Re: Portageville bridge
 
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28th, 2016, 10:36pm »
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on Oct 28th, 2016, 5:32pm, DubyaM wrote:       (Click here for original message)
?(The birds-eye view at Bing Maps indicates a collapsed trestle.)

Don't know about bing maps, but the google maps sometimes gives some very strange views when looking a high bridges.  The bridge is not collapsed, but still in service handling, at very slow speeds, loads beyond the designer's worst nightmare.
 
The google maps view shows the bridge as anything but straight, which it really is, but it also shows the start of the construction, appearing to be taken at the time that excavation for the abutment is either complete or well under way.


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« Reply #3 on: Oct 30th, 2016, 12:41pm »
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There is no collapsed trestle at Portageville..
its a well-known digital glitch, caused by software attempting to create a 3-D looking view from 2-D aerial photos:
 
http://www.viralnova.com/when-google-earth-screws-up/
 
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 30th, 2016, 8:08pm »
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on Oct 28th, 2016, 8:44pm, Matthew_L wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Yes, it is true. Please visit this thread:
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Infrastructure&action=display&num=1287381338&start=68#68
 

 
To clarify my statement, I was confirming that a new bridge is being built.


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