Monday, August 11, 2008

Railroad Tressel







This is the M & O Railroad bridge that spans the Black Warrior River. The first three pictures are from the Northport side. The last is on the Tuscaloosa side. The tressel was built in the 1800's and is still in use today. Trains creep very slowly across because the entire tressel moves with the weight. There are a couple of beautiful pictures of the span crossing the river at this site.

5 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Is that a trestle made of wood, or steel? We actually have some around here made of wood...that aren't used anymore.

D said...

It is all wood.

ken mac said...

I can just imagine lying on the ground, smoking a cigar as the train passes, slowly. Great photo. thanks!

Chris said...

Very interesting photos. there aren't too many wooden ones around here anymore.

Rambling Round said...

Amazing it is still in use!