The wooden trestle at Brookside Park suffered two fires in her existence. Once in 1921 and another in 1925. Both fires were suspicious in nature being the Line's workers were on strike at the time. Here's a couple shots from the 1921 fire...

Photo's courtesy of Mary French and the Rensselaer County Historical Society

Here are the smoldering remains of the Brookside Trestle. Amazingly the rail remained joined.

A view from the top of the trestle. This trestle had other problems in her existence. One time it was deemed unsafe and the railroad made the passengers leave the car, walk across the trestle and then re-board the car for Troy.

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