South Portal, Looking North
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #155043
Probably to stop drunk people from "getting any ideas"
Certainly happy to see this one saved and put to good use... I just don't understand why they feel the need to narrow them for trail use. Leave them at their original width and allow people to stand and enjoy the view while others pass by!
THIS BRIDGE WAS RELOCATED TO BOONVILLE, ONEIDA COUNTY, NY.
IT WAS RECONSTRUCTED (AND MADE NARROWER) TO SERVE AS A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE. SEE FOURTH PHOTO ON THIS PAGE http://blackrivercanalmuseum.com/Today.htm
ALSO SEE http://www.whipple.org/photos/whipplebridge.html
(THIS PHOTO SEEMS TO BE ELONGATED VERTICALLY.)
AND VARIOUS OTHER WEB PAGES.