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A Train & The Canal Railroad Bridge Lift – VIDEO

BUZZARDS BAY – The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge is so iconic that when a train went over, even when it was the SEMASS garbage train, I had to stop and look even as the smell gave away what was on board the train.

The train going by meant that the bridge was down. This is not something that is normally seen by anyone who does not live near the bridge.

And so from Buzzards Bay Park, here is a video of the SEMASS train going by, and then of the bridge being raised back up.

It’s the little things in life that are the big things, and this was pretty cool.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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