WPBF 25 Investigates: Discarded Railroad Ties in South Florida

Posted on May 6, 2018

By: Gina Caserta, WPBF

Palm Beach and Martin County, Fla. —People are outraged over piles of junk littering pristine South Florida communities. Residents say the eyesore has been there for over a year.

Just around the corner from where Barbara Loomis and Barbara White live in Hobe Sound, you can see pile after pile after pile of old concrete railroad ties left next to the tracks. The ties were replaced in April 2017.

"You are talking minimum of 40 or 50 miles that I am aware of," says White.

And it is not just here, discarded railroad trash can be found in Martin County and Palm Beach County. In beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, more sit next to the bridge at PGA Boulevard and A1A. And in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, piles just 50 yards off the main road near biking and hiking trails…

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