Friday, March 16, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Sacramento Trestle Destroyed by Fire

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Photo by Laura Martin A major fire that has destroyed a 400-metre wooden trestle in Sacramento is being deemed suspicious by authorities. The fire, which began last night, has disrupted freight and Amtrak traffic and could be seen for miles; the burning creosote timbers also triggered some health and air quality advisories (News10, Sacramento Bee). The trestle was still smouldering even as crews began demolishing what was left of it this morning. It will be replaced by a $25–30 million concrete bridge, and quickly — Union Pacific says one track will be open by April 1, with a second track following a month later. Photo by Krap Artist. Via El Dorado Western: 1, 2, 3.

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