Rise and Fall

Meachums Depot - Trestle-1224

Just down the road, a railroad trestle crosses the Mechums River a few yards away from where General Jackson and his men boarded the train to embark on the Valley Campaign…Each day as I pass under the trestle, I observe the kudzu and creeper climbing the skeletal steel structure above while lines of lime mark the slow movement of water down the face of its stone and concrete support structure…Rising and falling…Rapid growth and slow decay. A silent landmark consumed by the background, mostly unnoticed except for the momentary flickers of shadow across the dashboards of passing cars. Mechums Depot – Crozet, Virginia.


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