NS May be Planning New Painesville Bridge

Norfolk Southern train No. 206 rattles the trestle over the Grand River in Painesville in 2014.

Norfolk Southern appears to be taking steps that might result in the building of a new bridge over the Grand River in Painesville.

Akron Railroad Club member Ed Ribinskas reports that in recent weeks crews have been out putting in small flags and markers that point toward building a new bridge south of the existing single-track trestle.

Crews have also been removing trees and brush on both banks of the river valley.

Known as a steel stringer bridge, the current trestle was built by the Nickel Plate Road and is now part of the NS Lake Erie District.

Ed said that based on the location of the flags in the ground, the single track would bend a little southward to cross the new bridge.

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