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I know of the 2 swing bridges of Black Point and Petaluma and the lift bridge at brazos and have a couple of questions?

1. How do they get to the Black Point bridge? by boat I assume.

2. Do the have to walk to the top of the Brazos bridge to operate?

3. Any other moveing bridges on the NWP, either working or nonworking?

 

thanks, Mike Davis

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Comment by Marty Erickson on November 28, 2011 at 8:58am

I remember the trestle and the quarry from Dirty Harry. Remember the scene at the cross on Mt. Davidson? That's where my friends and I held our first high school drink up (and several subsequent ones) in 1965, we called ourselves the Mountain Boys.

Comment by Chad Gustafson on November 27, 2011 at 4:22pm

I like how this has gone from Swing Bridges to Dirty Harry Movies 

:D

Comment by Mike Davis on November 27, 2011 at 3:32pm

I have seen all the dirty hairy movies except for the Dead pool, they are good, if you watch near the end of "Magnum Force" you can see Hairy and the rogue cops driving through the WP rail yards.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on November 27, 2011 at 1:32pm

AMC had a "Crazy about Dirty Harry" marathon about 8-9 months ago, and I started to watch, but I was in the hospital then, and had visitors show up. Maybe they'll have it again soon.

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Chad Gustafson on November 27, 2011 at 1:09pm

I remember seeing the Dirty Harry film a while back,..but, of course, the bridge scene is the only one I remember. I reconized the spot, and then my dad telling me he watched them film it when he was 15 helped me out with identifying the spot. 

Comment by Isaac K on November 27, 2011 at 1:07pm

By the way, if you young guys have never seen the original Dirty Harry movie, check it out. It's loosely based on the zodiac killings which were happening here in Nor Cal at the time. It came out in 1970 I believe and when I saw it recently I was surprised that it had several nude scenes. It must have been one of the first major movies to have nudity because I don't think any pre-1970 movies had nude scenes. Maybe the old guys can help me out on that one. But the trestle scene is pretty cool. You get to see what the area looked like in 1970 and it is the climax of the movie.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on November 27, 2011 at 1:01pm

Be more like a "track and a half".

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Chad Gustafson on November 27, 2011 at 12:54pm

Looks like there building a bike bridge right next to the railbridge, judging by the photo. Why not rebuild the bridge and add a "double track" bike path next to it? That settles some of SMART's bike path issues right there. 

I can see them building a new bridge for safety concerns..

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on November 27, 2011 at 12:34pm

Why not a bike path on the new rail bridge? Maybe that makes too much common sense, that I can't see the logic of building two seperate bridges, or are they not building a new rail bridge at all? Confused?

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Chad Gustafson on November 27, 2011 at 12:22pm

Thats intersting about the bike path they want to build, how come they cant partner up to help with the rail bridge too? Seems like 15mil is alot just for a bike structure..

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