photo by jrd.
Greetings all and a "Happy Day"
wish to you. Hope that all is well with you and yours. We seem to be
doing fine and have been out to a flea market. Made the big
flea market at Leitchfield, but came back empty handed. Guess
that it is a little early for fleas. Ha Ha. Wow, this
guy is getting funny.......
I think that most of you have
seen a recent picture of the old Swinging Bridge at
Smallhouse. If not, I apologize for leaving you off the
list. Well, maybe I should apologize for adding you to
the list. Anyway, all seems to be understandable with the
picture and the explanation or the write-up. After all, it is
just a train bridge that allows a train to cross the river, and then
it swings around, after the train has crossed. This allows the bridge to
be positioned in such a manner as to not impede river traffic. Just an
old railroad system of the early twentieth century that now seems quaint,
but in those days, to me, it would have been a marvel.
Look at the picture one more
time and see if you see anything that you would find to be amiss or
out of place. Do you see any item or object that sticks out as
if it has no purpose? Nothing may seem wrong to you, but I can
pick out a large item that seems to be out of place. I will
give you time for another look.
OK, let's go over the picture
once more. Just in the center of the picture is the concrete
pier that the swinging bridge, on the river side, will connect
to and this pier will also be connected to the railroad on
the bank side with a short trestle. This short trestle that connected the
railroad tracks to the bank side pier has been burned. Guess someone thought it
funny to burn a trestle. This pier, more or less, is the "River
Side Pier" with a bridge on one side and a railroad trestle on the other
side. The "Swinging Bridge" is obvious and is positioned
in the middle of the river on the center pier. Now, notice the
concrete structure just to the right of this, "River
Side Pier" Just what does this cylindrical, concrete
structure have to do with the railroad. It seems to be hollow
and that may be a clue. I have one weird idea, but seem to be
grasping for "Straws", so to speak. Tell me what you think and
I will tell you my idea.
Any ideas at all. Think about it
and see the next Web Page called "Smallhouse A. for some more discussion.
"Smallhouse Turning Bridge On The Green
The photographer was standing on the old
railroad bed at Smallhouse when the picture below was taken. The
rails and the ties have previously been removed. The gate in the
center of the picture is positioned just before the bank pier. A
small trestle once existed, that connected this bank pier with the
anchor point or the bridge connecting pier. This short trestle has
recently been set afire and burned and some unburned parts still
exist. Oh, what some people do for fun.
Look Closely At The
Sub-Structure Above Bridge Center-At The Top Is The Bird's
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