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CASTILE – The Portageville bridge project is as unstoppable as a freight train.
Check out the progress on this amazing time-lapse video shot by the construction crew via Work Zone Cam.
The $70 million bridge project is expected to chug along for the next approximately two years.
The new bridge will be just 75 feet south of the current ‘trestle bridge.’ The rail company, Norfolk Southern, will continue to run trains over the old bridge until the new bridge is complete. Norfolk Southern will construct 1,200 feet of new track on either side of the Genesee River gorge to align existing tracks with the new bridge.
Many lifelong visitors of the park are chiming in on social media to say their goodbyes to the old bridge, an architectural icon of the Genesee Valley.
“Goodbye old friend,” posted Melissa Rindfleisch Stanley to Facebook. “You will be missed but often remembered.”