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Re: OT: Re: Canadian ops working under a U.S. TN visa
From: "John Levine" <johnl () iecc com>
Date: 17 Feb 2012 06:20:59 -0000
In article <20120216215554.54D22E6B () m0005309 ppops net> you write:
Watch out or I'll tell you about the time I was busted at the Rainbow Bridge for
undeclared photo albums.
Actually I lied, it was the Whirlpool bridge, an underappreciated
engineering marvel. Trains on the upper level, cars on the lower
level, originally built by Roebling as a suspension bridge in 1855,
the first successful rail suspension bridge in the world. In 1896-7
they built the current steel arch bridge underneath the existing
decks, then took down the towers and cables, keeping the bridge open
the whole time. The ironwork is quite elaborate, too bad there's no
longer pedestrian access to look at it.
The Rainbow Bridge, about a mile upstream, has a better view but is
much less interesting.