I parked nearby this railroad bridge as I was about to take a walkabout in Riverside Park along the banks of the Sangamon River.
I was fascinated by the remnants of the former wooden railroad bridge that can be seen in the low waters of the Sangamon, which is still recovering from a severe drought. I imagine that these wooden pilings are not normally visible when the river is nearer a normal level.
I braved the mud and weeds to get this shot. It turned out that the sandy soil was safe to walk on, even as far as down by the pilings. I went down the river bank and got an up close look at this wood of history.
Later on, a train passed by, a short one at that. Just an engine and a single tanker car. Made me wonder what could possible warrant a single car train trekking along these tracks.
I’ll be back, but I’ll hopefully not be able to walk as far into the river by the next visit. I hope the rains fill up the river, just enough.