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
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 Herald-Leader
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 Herald-Leader

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June 17, 2014 8:10 AM

Historical High Bridge, built in 1876, gets annual inspection

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