The Palm Beach Post: YouTube video targets All Aboard Florida, aging bridge
Posted on July 23, 2015
By Jennifer Sorentrue
North County boater Robert Arrington is sounding off after he says he watched a 16-foot-long piece of lumber fall off the railroad bridge over the Loxahatchee River on Wednesday and float into the navigation channel under the 90-year-old trestle.
Arrington posted a video to his YouTube channel showing the wooden log bobbing in the water near the base of the bridge.
“If you can’t maintain your bridge now, what is going to happen when we have high-speed rail running through here?” Arrington says on the video. “It is going to be an absolute calamity.”
Arrington called the log a “disaster waiting to happen,” before tying a rope to the lumber and hauling it to a nearby marina, where crews used a fork lift to remove it from the waterway.
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