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Date: 11/07/19 01:09
Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: DelMonteX

It's been almost 2 years since the razing of the Milwaukee S Curve trestle in Tacoma and the completion of the replacement 2-track bridge built by Sound Transit.   

I documented that process here on Trainorders over a period of a year and a half, all the while taking images for a timelapse.  

After getting a few other projects out of the way and conquering a mild case of procrastination, I was able to finish my documentary of the project, in time of this years Autumn Leaf Slideshow in Centralia WA. 

Here's the show in 4k on Vimeo.  It's much too large (and long) for posting here.

So click the link and enjoy (I hope). 

https://vimeo.com/371321493

Steve Carter
Gig Harbor, WA
My Photography








Date: 11/07/19 05:19
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: GPutz

Thanks, Steve, for that great video.  Gerry



Date: 11/07/19 05:33
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: richs

You put together an amazing documentary.  The project was obviously planned very well with the traffic being maintained as well as the close proximity to buildings.
Rich S



Date: 11/07/19 06:02
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: rww

You've outdone yourself, Steve. I've been a fan a long time and you never fail to impress. Congratulations, this is just outstanding!

Rich



Date: 11/07/19 06:35
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: bmarti7

rww Wrote:
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> You've outdone yourself, Steve. I've been a fan a
> long time and you never fail to impress.
> Congratulations, this is just outstanding!
>
> Rich

can't say it any better but will add your posts really bless me.

BB



Date: 11/07/19 11:05
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: hawkeye

I like how the new bridge pays homage to the Milwaukee Road with the sign on the blue span of the bridge.



Date: 11/07/19 11:16
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: Ritzville

Thank you for your excellent coverage of the replacement of the Milwaukee S Curve Trestle! Having seen it in person several times, it was sad to see it torn down.

Larry



Date: 11/07/19 14:18
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: randalerickson

That is truly an amazing piece of work from you and the contractors! I can't even the imagine the amount of time you put into this.Sad to see the old bridge go though.
Thank You!

Randal Erickson

Tigard. Oregon



Date: 11/07/19 18:23
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: atsf121

Great stuff Steve!

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/08/19 06:07
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: bobk

Excellent work!



Date: 11/09/19 04:51
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: jmbreitigan

In my opinion that is a profeesional grade video. You are to be congratulated.
John



Date: 11/09/19 10:47
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: DelMonteX

Thank you all for your kind comments.    It's realy nice to know my efforts were appreciated.

 

Steve Carter
Gig Harbor, WA
My Photography



Date: 11/09/19 12:58
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: TAW

randalerickson Wrote:
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> Sad to see the
> old bridge go though.


From the point of view of someone who put a lot of effort into getting rid of it, I'm not sad at all. Steve's excellent work (including the MILW logo) is all that is needed. I'd rather see the improved line brought back to life than see the preserved relic on an empty railroad.

I also have somewhere pictures of timbers that were replaced so that the bridge wouldn't collapse (as it almost did, which is how the rotten timbers were discovered). That is just part of what was wrong with it.

TAW



Date: 11/10/19 00:48
Re: Milwaukee S Curve Trestle - Sounder Bridge
Author: randalerickson

No I totally agree, the old relic had to go before if fell down on it's own.

Randal Erickson

Tigard,Oregon



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