Photos taken July 2012
Union Pacific and an Amtrack passing under the bridge
Looking down the outside
Inside the cage - MOO!
It would be a great vantage point for railfans like me it weren't for that stupid barrier.
This truly looks like a cattle chute indeed. I agree, there are far more attractive solutions to jumping and throwing things then making the guest feel like they are in prison.
Jumpers or people throwing stuff from the tracks. Either way, there are many more tasteful ways of preventing these things. Golden Gate Bridge is going to get a suicide net, and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in England has wire cables to prevent suicides. Both are much less visually offensive. Even a typical cyclone fence would be better than what is here.
HAHAHA......Funny you mention that Nathan! When I first saw this picture I thought there was a livestock carrier parked on the bridge.It appears to be an enclosed walkway....they must want deter any potential jumpers!
And this year's award for ugliest bridge barrier goes to...
I saw that "mega movers" too! That bridge brings back memories of going down to the rail yards to make paintings of the trains and bridges for art school "homework".... that's untill the railroad cops would show up. I think I still have the half finished painting of this bridge in my basement somewhere....
This bridge was the subject of a History Channel TV program 'Mega Movers' documenting the work crew as they dismantled the bridge from its original location and moved it through downtown up Main Street to Union Station, pretty cool. Original air date was June 27, 2006