Help unravel mystery on river bottom (NW Mailing List)

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Mon Oct 17 15:13:56 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Gordon wrote:

> Joe,


> In the first link, 6th photo down, there is what appears to be a railroad

> trestle down stream (the inlet to the turbine scroll case must be pointing

> up stream). Do you know what the trestle was for?


That's the trestle the carried the concrete trains across the river, shown
in photo three. If you look at photo 5, you can see the derrick crane and
the winch house on the cribbing inside the cofferdam, so you can get a point
of reference. You are right, the view is looking downstream in photo 6, at
that trestle, which based on the other pictures, must have been not too far
upstream from where the Little River comes in there at the limestone quarry.

Bruce in Blacksburg
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