On March 21, 2013 the town of Alpha, NJ has the pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh Line dismanteled. PRRH member Rick Glosser was on hand when the bridge came down. Following are the photos he took that day.
"Before leaving for Alpha Thursday morning for the removal of the pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh line in Alpha, NJ, I got an email from friend Paul Tedeschi welcoming me to come to his house to photograph. Paul, who is an engineer for the New Jersey Transit, lives directly across from the bridge on Lee Ave. I was there by 0715 hrs and road was closed after that. Demolition contractor was Filco Industries of Clifton, NJ. Some of workers were clearing around the base of the bridge, when I arrived just after daylight. It was a cold morning with some light snow on the ground from earlier snow squall. Heavy duty equipment began to arrive shortly thereafter, backing in on Lee Street. Workers had to wait for five trains, two eastbound and three westbound before starting demolition of the bridge. While waiting they began to remove the ghetto fence from the bridge. NS 11J would be the last train to go under the bridge." - Rick