Mar 21



Although it’s probably a necessary evil, does a National Park Service site, which is attempting to restore itself closer to 1863, need all of these signs? This view is from the traffic light at South Reynolds Avenue and the Chambersburg Pike (US Highway 30) looking to North Reynolds Avenue. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.

The Gettysburg Daily decided to check on the progress of the Reynolds Avenue Bridge, or the Railroad Cut Bridge this Good Friday afternoon. Although the work was not continuing on the bridge today, progress has been made– at least in destroying the current bridge.



The barriers to the Reynolds Avenue Bridge direct traffic west along the Chambersburg Pike for approximately three-fourths of a mile to Herrs Ridge Road. Traffic is to take a right (going north) along Herrs Ridge until it reaches the stop sign at the Mummasburg Road. A right on the Mummasburg Road (going southeast) will take visitors to the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Oak Hill, and Oak Ridge. This view of the south facing north at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



Some construction equipment on the bridge and Reynolds Avenue. Visitors are forbidden from crossing the orange fencing. The monument to the 14th Brooklyn (84th New York Infantry Regiment) is just visible to the left. In the left background, is the light colored shaft of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. View from the south looking north at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



The top of the Railroad Cut Bridge facing north. A large section of the bridge have been removed. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial is in the left background. The monuments to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry, the 147th New York Infantry, and Brigadier-General James Samuel Wadsworth are seen in the right background among the equipment. View is from the south facing north at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



View from the bridge facing west. The metal railings on top of the bridge have been removed. The monuments to the 6th Wisconsin and 95th New York Infantry Regiments are seen to the left (south of) the cut. The light colored monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment is seen to the right (north of) the cut. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



More equipment at the site. The monument to James Samuel Wadsworth is to the right of the construction trailer. The monument to the 147th New York is to the left of the equipment. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



The equipment on the north side of the Railroad Cut Bridge. View is from the north facing south at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



Again progress has been made here on the north side of the bridge in taking out another section. View from the north looking south at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.



The Reynolds Avenue Bridge or Railroad Cut Bridge from the west facing east at approximately 4:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008.


About Us  •  Support  •  Archives  •  Subscribe  •  Creative Commons License