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Thanks, I have corrected the photo title.

sehr schöner Botanischer Garten, like ♥Liebe Grüße sendet bayernengel! aus Deutschland!

I'm glad you enjoyed the photos and the memories!

My Grandfather, Arthur Bell, ran Texas Machine Works on Ave. C in Beaumont from the late 1920's until the 1960's. He was a financially conservative German person and an excellent machinist. He won the contract in the 1930's to manufacture all of the nuts and bolts that were used to erect this bridge. Once the structure was completed with nuts and bolts, they then removed each one and replaced it with a rivet to produce the permanent structure. The government then wanted to get rid of these used nuts and bolts, but the deep recession of that time caused no one to bid for this scrap metal. Paw Paw got them back for the effort to remove them from the bridge site. He sold scrap iron for decades and this scrap iron served as a cushion for his business operations. TomB

ups...don't scare him... :\

Nice shot, congratulations! Many greetings from Italy, Guto. Voted and I like.

There is a rail switch at Windy Point (elevation 12,130 feet). On your right, you'll see a small stone structure that was used by workers during construction and maintenance trips. On your left, you'll see the former pump house that was used to supply water to the former steam engines.

Thanks for the history lesson.



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