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From: paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 19:37:07 +0000
Subject: FW: DL&W's Bridge 60
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From David Monte Verde...

I have always heard the story that it was named Bridge 60 because it was the 60th bridge from 'oboken? I am enclosing a photo of the wooden bridge that stood at this location. The photo caption refers to the arch under construction . This wooden bridge was replaced with a fill that had a stone arch over "the" D&H and a separate one over the river & CNJ. Why the fill was taken out & replaced with today's steel bridge is another question to ask the 'gods' of time.

Another interesting side note is that the EL thought that there was going to be a lot of mine subsidence around the bridge and in the 60's they placed a crude laser system in place to detect any movement. It seems, as the story goes, the only movement they encountered were pigeons breaking the beams!

David J. Monte Verde
President GVT RAIL System
1 Mill Street Suite 101
Batavia, New York 14020

From: "David J DOT Monte Verde"
To: "Paul Tupaczewski" , "Paul Carpenito" , , , "Tim Stuy" , ,
Subject: DL&W's Bridge 60
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 17:32:23 +0000


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