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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 167 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 25, 2015 05:01PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 167 (International) - 08/25/15


This day in Railroad History

August 25, 1959
The new Arthur Kill Railroad Lift Bridge, which was built about 500 feet north of the Goethals Bridge (I-278), opened to rail traffic on August 25, 1959. Its 559-foot-long main lift span remains the longest of its type in the world. The bridge was built by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad after a ship bound for the nearby Esso Bayway refinery struck the center pivot pier of the earlier swing span bridge and damaged the bridge beyond repair. The original bridge, a 500-foot-long, steam-powered swing span, was the first fixed link between Staten Island and the mainland United States.
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Railway workers cancel strike for tomorrow
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London railway station closures set to cause Bank Holiday chaos
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