Old Painesville Trestle Coming Down

The rails have been removed and a crane is removing the deck of the old trestle over the Grand River in Painesville. The view is looking westward from Riverside Drive.

Norfolk Southern is wasting no time in removing the 1905 trestle over the Grand River in Painesville following the opening on Sept. 30 of a new bridge.

Work on the new bridge began in March 2017 and the first train to use the structure was eastbound intermodal train 206.

The bridge is part of the NS mainline between Cleveland and Buffalo, New York.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

The old and the new as seen from river level.

A view looking eastward toward both bridges from Bank Street.

Looking west from Bank Street on the west side of the new and old bridges. The old alignment is on the right.

This view looking southward shows a portion of the deck of the old bridge has been removed.

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