Many thanks to the walking tour group pictured above (from the left: Moria Earl, Lee Bennett, Polly Roberts, Ed Bruck, Linda Waugh, and Barbara Donnelly Larson), for supporting this website with their contribution for the tour.
The group enthusiastically ventured out onto the historic railroad trestle over the Snohomish River, Saturday, August 21st, looking for any evidence of the original bridge in the low water below. According to our Snohomish railroad historian, Allen Miller, the bridge that collapsed in 1889, shortly after it was built, can be seen resting at the bottom of the river during the summer months when the water level is low.
Even with all of us looking however, we found no sign of the sunken railroad tracks; but, I am happy to report that everyone made it back to First Street safely.
You may read more about the original bridge in this post from March 2010.
(And you may wish to save the date, October 23rd, for my second annual tour of the GAR Cemetery — details to follow.)