Girder Bridge Question
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In the 70s were the bridges pained silver or black ?
Winter Park, Florida
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Was the Norfolk and Western name painted on the sides ?
>From my recollection, in the 70's N&W began using mass produced
metal Pevler emblems to identify the railroad. In the era of merger-
mania, it was simpler to replace an emblem than to paint the bridge
with the name of the new company.
Incidentally, N&W initially found benefits in greasing bridges because
in blasting the old lead-based paint off, the maintenance people had
to capture every fleck of old paint to satisfy the EPA. Harry Bundy
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