Scenery: Railroad Bridge And Trestle (Canton, OH)

I was an interested observer watching construction of this new trestle and railroad bridge in Canton, OH. I'm not quite clear on the purpose of the 'extra' rails between the regular rails. Some sort of a safety system I'd say. Possibly only used on bridges over water?


By Chazz

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September 20, 20100 found this helpful

Very cool photograph! The extra rails are for bridge strain support and most likely used whether over water or high above dry land. A thumbs up photo. :-)

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September 22, 20100 found this helpful

Hmm, and I was thinking it was a sort-of fail safe or redundant system since the bridge collapsed and killed so many people a couple of years ago. I think that was in Michigan.

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