This swing truss railroad bridge has got to be pretty darned old. It stays open most of the time but when a train needs to cross it turns to make the connection just as it did decades ago. It was featured in the 1993 Billy Joel video "River Of Dreams".
Even though the area near the bridge is an industrial area, there are still some nice birds in the area. During the year I find Peregrine Falcons, Common Ravens, and in this case, a Savannah Sparrow perched on the top edge of a large dumpster.
A couple of years ago I found some fox kits wandering near the train tracks as their parents were hidden in the grass watching over them.
Here's a short video clip of the train.
I love the old railroad bridges almost as much as the trains.
I remember and love old trains as well, Larry. They had a pipe and and it smoked a lot :) I also recall toy-train railways with nice trains of all types and colors and many carriages as for passengers as for goods.
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