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. 

Bob Bayles

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> On Dec 2, 2016, at 10:40, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at> 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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