While I agree with you in principle, the rail infrastructure in this country is not what it once was. I can also speak from personal experience that rail shipment of moderate volume that is not cross country isn't worth the headache and doesn't generate a cost savings.
I think the solution has to be a GPS system for trucks.
And people wonder why I'd rather see freight go by rail than cram the road with massive numbers of big menacing trucks. Just add things like this to the ol' list of reasons.
Wow, possible consequences for one's actions?
Adding insult to injury (or at least more injury), now flood damage: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140501/rapps-dam-covered-bridge-sustains-storm-damage-penndot-assessing
Here's a nice summary of the situation:
Luckily, it is a covered bridge so it will be restored, if it was an iron truss, it would be toast! (or undamaged...)
Some more pictures of the damage:
Here is more media including pictures:
The bridge was attacked and heavily damaged by a moron trucker:
The dedication plaque was sticking out from between the cab and trailer when it was pulled over!
See a photo of the remains of the dam:
The original dam is pretty much gone. On the south side o the bridge there is a parking area by the powder mill I surrounded by a fence. Follow the trail through the woods and the dam was back there. It is soon to be a walking trail.
Do you know where the original Rapp's Dam is located?