Clinch Valley high bridge color
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Fri Dec 2 20:05:20 EST 2016
Thank you all. I will paint my bridge black.
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> On Dec 2, 2016, at 10:40, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> I think black was standard.
> Jim Nichols
> Bridges on the former P&WV and W&LE were black, but as
> new EPA regulations became effective, any lead-based paint
> sand blasted from bridges had to be collected and disposed
> of properly -- no more paint chips left on the ground or dropping
> into the water. This brought on an innovation -- spray the bridges
> with grease and forget blasting. Just west of Rook (Pittsburgh)
> was the Whiskey Run viaduct. It was greased, and on hot days
> the grease would drip, some ending up on the 4-lane thru-way
> to the airport. Highway traffic had been known to spin-out passing
> beneath the bridge.
> Harry Bundy
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