This photograph shows the Salisbury Viaduct, formally a railroad trestle that now serves pedestrian traffic along the Great Allegheny Passage. The viaduct is just a few miles outside of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.
Constructed between 1911 and 1912, a handful of workers met their demise before the project was completed. At over 1,900 feet long, the viaduct easily spans the Casselman River, a newly finished highway, and another railroad line.
The Salisbury Viaduct was closed to railroad traffic in 1975 and reworked for pedestrians in 1998.
There is a great deal of railroader lore connected with this trestle. I can’t help but think that the foundation of a good ghost story or two may be present as well.