May 23



It has been disappointing to many to see these signs still in place, especially for Memorial Day Weekend. The bridge was to be finished May 19th. The rains we have had lately may have been a factor in the lack of progress. And since we’re not hiding our disappointment about the bridge closure, will someone fix the red light of the left (west) traffic signal shown directly in front of this photo before the bridge opens? It’s been out for weeks. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.

For the sixth time since the middle of March of this year, The Gettysburg Daily checked on the progress of the Reynolds Avenue Bridge, or the Railroad Cut Bridge. Unfortunately, it will not be opened for Memorial Day weekend, and it appears little progress has been made since our last visit on May 11th. The stonework on the wings has been finished, but the rails are still not in place, and the surface itself needs some work.



This just doesn’t look good. It appears to us that little progress has been made since our visit 12 days ago. This view if from the south facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.



The sidewalk on this western side of the bridge appears to have been laid today, judging by its color. The surface where the center span meets the roadway still needs some work. View is from the southwest looking northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.



Again the sidwalk on this eastern side of the bridge was recently laid. The railings are not in place. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial (Peace Light) is in the tree line above the machinery. View is from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.



The stonework on the wings or ends of the bridge looks good. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.



Stonework in place. Rails over the center span are non-existant except for the temporary wooden rails. This view if from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, May 23, 2008.


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