“Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I’ve heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad.”
― Gary Krist
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This bridge is on the same line as was the Haunted Bridge from my post of last August. This section is just east of Danville, Indiana, and was built in 1906, a year earlier than the Haunted Bridge! Its design is identical to the Haunted Bridge using the Romanesque aqueduct style. It has been a long time since most boys thought about running off to join the railroad as described in Krist’s quote. But watching the trains as they travel over bridges like these always made me wonder about their destinations and what they would see on the way there!