: Until our online store is finalized and ready for pre-ordering, each day we'd like to give you more specifics on the pieces, the history, and the various people/companies involved in making this all possible!
1,140 POUNDS: It may not look like it, but this is what 1,140 lbs of the old Iron Trestle looks like! As John Kucko Digital has pointed out in his past Facebook posts, the 1875 Iron Portageville Bridge weighed approximately 1,050 TONS. That equates to 2,100,000 pounds! After the last of the old trestle was taken down, it was loaded into trucks and taken to the scrapyard. Even though some was saved by us (1,140 pounds), as well as John and a few other entities, the remaining portion of the bridge, most likely over 2 million pounds (2,000,000), would have been sent to a foundry, melted down, recycled and is now being used for other purposes in a second life. Scrapyards and foundries are essential for our world, recycling and reusing metals to keep these items from littering the earth. As sad as it is to think that our trestle has been melted down, it is serving a new purpose, somewhere, somehow.
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