“‘No Hands Bridge’ becomes landmark” -Mountain Democrat

No Hands bridge

“No Hands” Bridge – Photo by Pat Dollins

The Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge on the El Dorado and Placer county line just hit a new milestone – it turned 102 years old! For its birthday on March 23rd it officially became an official California historical landmark. (Mountain Democrat article.)

I had seen this bridge for years while traveling up and down Highway 49 and wondered if it ever was a railroad bridge. One day I stumbled Read more ›

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“Keep the rails” -Mountain Democrat

railroad tracksThe Mountain Democrat’s latest opinion piece regarding the Southern Pacific Transportation Corridor in El Dorado County, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision provides an additional reason to leave the railroad tracks in place. If anything, it will be a great precautionary measure to keep the rail corridor intact.

The 8-1 decision handed down by the nation’s highest court states Read more ›

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