Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kinsol Trestle Update

Yesterday we visited the Kinsol Trestle to see how its reconstruction is going. It's almost done!

You can see its progress via "live webcam" here (takes a while to set itself up, so be patient!).

It looks as though they have designed a steel support structure for a totally new railbed (you can see the orange/brown pipelike structure just below the railbed), which will rest on a few rebuilt loadbearing wooden supports. The rest of the structure will not be repaired, but will be left to "age in place". New railings and "lookouts" have been put in. It doesn't look like the new wood has been treated in any way (it hasn't been creosoted, in any case).

We're looking forward to being able to ride across this magnificent structure!