May 11



The Reynolds’ Avenue Bridge or Railroad Cut Bridge. The center span has its concrete laid, and the wings have many of their quarried rocks for the facade in place. The monument to the 95th New York is on the left (south) side of the cut. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.

For the fifth time, The Gettysburg Dailychecked on the progress of the Reynolds Avenue Bridge, or the Railroad Cut Bridge on a Sunday morning. Concrete has been laid on the center span. Many of the quarried rocks on the abutments or wings are in place. Here’s hoping it will be finished by May 19th, the deadline projected by the National Park Service.



The date of completion is on the southwest wing of the bridge. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, or Peace Light is in the center background. This view if from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



The concrete is in place on the center span. The monuments to Brigadier-General James S. Wadsworth, and the 147th New York Infantry are in the center background. View is from the southwest looking northeast at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



The outside of the southeast wing also shows good progess with its stone work. The Peace Light is in the center background. The Wadsworth and 147th New York monuments are seen to the right (northeast) of the bridge. View is from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



Another view from the southeast. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



From the northeast. This view if from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



Another view showing the concrete span. Reynolds’ Woods or McPherson’s Woods, or Herbst Woods are in the right background. The monument to the 14th Brooklyn is show to the right (southwest) of the bridge. View is from the north looking south at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.



The least amount of stones in place is on the outside of the southwest wing. View is from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 6:40 AM on Sunday, May 11, 2008.


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