So is the old rail line on the other side of Deep Creek already publicly owned? If not this purchase just gets you across the creek. Seems no expensive bridge now but switchbacks down & back up the other side.
The Cazadero State Trail follows a long-abandoned rail line, but disconnects where trestle bridges once spanned two canyons over Deep Creek. The bridges are cost-prohibitive to rebuild. Metro’s recent property purchase creates the space to build switchbacks to cross the canyons. Switchbacks require more land — a wider corridor — than was previously available.
Showing my age I can remember trains coming out to Boring on the long-abandoned line
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