Employees with Norfolk Southern performed a yearly inspection under the High Bridge railroad bridge near Wilmore, Ky., Monday, June 16, 2014. The workers worked from a bucket that was lowered from a truck that rides on the railroad tracks. The 308 foot tall railroad bridge over the Kentucky River was the first cantilever bridge built on the American continent when it was constructed in 1876. The bridge connects Jessamine Co. and Mercer Co. In 2005, a park was built near the bridge with viewing platform that overlooks the bridge from the edge of the palisades. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
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Workers got a closer look at High Bridge by riding in a bucket that was lowered from a truck on the railroad tracks. High Bridge carries railroad tracks over the Kentucky River between Jessamine and Mercer Counties.
The bridge, which is 308 feet above the river, was the first cantilever bridge on the American continent when it was built in 1876. Workers were reviewing the bridge Monday for its annual inspection.
A park near the bridge features a viewing platform that overlooks the bridge from the edge of the palisades.