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Old June 28th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Amazingly it took less than 24 hours ... they first tethered all 6 endangered rail cars together then secured them to some other cars filled with rocks and boulders to anchor them and keep them from floating downstream just in case the bridge collapsed .Then vaccuum trucks were used to suck the petroleum distillate from the endangered cars and transfered it to waiting cars on an adjacent track. Then using boom cranes to help support the endangered cars, they hooked up locomotives to either end of the cars and pulled them all off the damaged bridge! Kudos to all the folks who made it happen, a mammoth undertaking. Hazel I am about a mile as the crow flies from that bridge...too close for comfort!
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