The new mid-day Sounder, crosses the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, on its way to Seattle. The days are getting short for the trestle now, with only a week or two to go before the bridge is in service. In this shot crews are pushing rail out to the west end and the new span over G street is visble off to the right. In a single long weekend, the old steel girder bridge over G street will be dismantled and then the new one moved in to place. Once both ends of the new bridge are connected to the existing track, 80 years of service will come to end for the trestle. Also under construction, just barely visible in the Freighthouse Square buildings, is a new Passenger station just under construction. All passenger trains through Tacoma will move to this station and the new Bypass-Bypass route some time in 2017. Once the concrete bridge is complete as a single track structure, the wooden trestle will be razed and the second half of the concrete structure built. The end result will be a two track bridge. Way off in the background is the old coach yard (from when Tacoma was the end of the line), currently being used to store the recently made welded rail for the new bridge. This route is also used by Tacoma Rail.
Click Here for an older view of the construction. Click Here for a still older view of the construction.