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  1. Tyler says:

    Damnnnnn… I love that last image. Looks like I know where I’m buying a house someday, just to commute over that bridge every day.

    • Emily says:

      If you don’t mind being sort of… in the middle of nowhere, it is really gorgeous over there. I’d love to go back too, I’ve seen some pretty awesome night photos of the viaduct.

      • Tyler says:

        Heh, I already live in the middle of nowhere…ten miles from the nearest commuter rail station, and an hour from Boston by train. Today, my directions somewhere included turning onto the first dirt road on the left after the collapsed barn. I tell my urban friends that they’ve reached my area when they see a tractor for sale on the side of the road.

      • Chris Fisher says:

        You have no idea. The world-class sculpture garden is at the Bethlehem Art Gallery within a mile or so. The place is crawling with a great mix of artists, teachers, commuters, idiots, musicians, etc AND has some of the prime scenery in the northeast. I lived there as a kid and sorely miss it.

        • Chris Fisher says:

          In short it is nothing LIKE the middle of nowhere. Itis the middle of a very sweet somewhere that has fortunately avoided being over-run

  2. John says:

    My uncle lives on the banks the Beaverdam Lake nearby (down the road from the Salisbury Mills train station, even though I’ve never gone by train yet) and it is always a treat to go up from NYC to visit him just to see that pretty scenery.

  3. Old Geezer says:

    The Moodna Viaduct shows up in the background of an important scene in the film “Micheal Clayton” starring George Clooney. Great film, by the way. Check it out.

  4. Al Brecken says:

    The words ” wind resistance” compells me to mention the collapse of the Tay Bridge in 1879 , the worst enginnering disaster in British history. The Tay Bridge spanned a wide estuary on the East Coast of Scotland and collasped when a ferocious gale struck the bridge when a passenger train was passing thru “the high girders”. Eighty passenegers perished.

    I have recently aquired a well-researched book on the design and construction of the Tay bridge and the cause of the collaspe.

  5. Gene Bowker says:

    Very interesting photos and discussion of the bridge.

    I’m impressed with the engineering of older bridges and surprised how many of them still carry traffic.

    Too many of the older bridges have been torn down, but luckily a few remain to show us the skill of those builders.

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