Douglasville PRR Bridge -- August 24, 2008
River bed side view looking North towards Reading, PA
Photo taken by Raymond Klein
BH Photo #156237
My mistake printing this twice.Didn't realize it.Oh well.S**t happens.
Just read in the Reading Eagle that the trail that runs over this bridge will be closed starting today while a crane is removing the logjam created under this bridge by debris and trees that fell in the water.A private grant in the amount of $60,000 was obtained for this project which will take 8 days to complete.
Thanks pat for responding to my messages about what i read in the article and the picture in the Reading Eagle of this bridge.It's a shame what gets collected around bridges on rivers but it looks a lot better when the bridge areas are clean and free of debris.Rising water levels will pick up a lot of the trash and wood along the rivers route.I guess it's up to people to work together and see what can be done not to prevent this from happening because you and i both know it will never stop but to keep it in check.Funny i looked at the pictures but never picked up on this until the article and picture in the Reading Eagle.
This bridge is on the Thun (pronounced "tune") Trail, which is the Reading-to-Montgomery County Line portion of the Schuylkill River Trail. Some of the pictures show clearly that the surface is a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly light cinder, which is what it is on most of the trail. You may have also noticed debris piled up along the bridge piers, but every now and then volunteers will clean it up. The only downside is if you want to take side shots of the bridge, getting there from the trail is difficult.