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Update Of The Bear Creek Bridge Realignment

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I wrote an article about my suspicions the new Bear Creek Bridge (West side of Sideling Hill Mtn) is not the bridge shown in the early postcard below.




I had the occasion to better reconnoiter the area this week and my earlier suspicions were confirmed. The original bridge was upstream.


Here's a photo I took Tuesday.




Not only was the original bridge upstream, I believe the course of the creek was also changed when the new bridge was built.


More pix.


~ Steve

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I'm repeating my comment from your Cumberland Roaad Alliance Forum so the ARMF crowd knows I'm appreciative:


Excellent work. Although I can't claim to have never attempted roadway "archeology", I can claim to have never been particularly good at it. I am much more likely to benefit from your efforts than add to them and that makes me especially grateful. Thanks.

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