Historic Railway Bridge

I recently saw a photo of this old stone culvert on Instagram. It’s located just south of Millbrook in the Millbrook Valley Trails. From what I can find on the Internet, there used to be a large wooden trestle spanning this part of Baxter Creek. Eventually, this stone culvert was built in the 1860s and tonnes of fill was dumped from the trestle to form this huge berm which would become the new rail bed. I can only assume that the original trestle is encapsulated in the soil – but I couldn’t find any evidence to support this. Below are a couple shots I took with my 4×5 camera over the course of 2 visits.

Camera: Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5
Lens: Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7
Film: Fomapan 200
Developer: Kodak HC-110 Dilution B (1+31) @ 18.6C for 3:55 minutes.
Scanner: Epson V850

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