What are the Arches for ?

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What are the Arches for ?

Postby Pat Fahey » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:33 pm

HI
I just this this on another site, maybe someone from the CPR can answer the question , What are the Arches for? Pat
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Re: What are the Arches for ?

Postby Minneapolitan » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:36 pm

My guess is reinforcement support. Perhaps there were signs of the bridge warping from age, and it was cheaper to simply brace the sides together.

Makes sense to me!
Nickel Plate Road should have merged with ERIE.

Duh.
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