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Holt, Ala., August 19, 2011— A bulldozer hoists concrete buckets to repair a section of Hurricane Creek Train Bridge, after an April 27th tornado ripped through the center of it.  Hurricane Creek Bridge is the oldest and longest railroad bridge in the south east, built between 1909 and 1913. It is now owned by Alabama Southern Railroad, an 85 mile track running east from Columbus, MS to Birmingham, AL. Repair on the bridge began on May 25th and are expected to continue through November. Currently, trains are being rerouted to through Birmingham.  The community of Holt is working closely with FEMA to create a long term recovery plan. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy
Holt, Ala., August 19, 2011— A bulldozer hoists concrete buckets to repair a section of Hurricane Creek Train Bridge, after an April 27th tornado ripped through the center of it. Hurricane Creek Bridge is the oldest and longest railroad bridge in the south east, built between 1909 and 1913. It is now owned by Alabama Southern Railroad, an 85 mile track running east from Columbus, MS to Birmingham, AL. Repair on the bridge began on May 25th and are expected to continue through November. Currently, trains are being rerouted to through Birmingham. The community of Holt is working closely with FEMA to create a long term recovery plan. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy - Location: Holt, AL
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