Modern Ruin

Modern Ruin | Lind, WA | 2016

In the early 1900s, two competing transcontinental railroads crossed routes just outside the town of Lind. Sharing tracks? Out of the question. So a long elevated bridge was built on tall stanchions that allowed one company’s trains to chug above the other’s. In the last few decades, the bridge tracks were vacated and stanchions removed — all except a few that bring to mind Roman ruins. They stand as solid monuments to the railroads’ importance in settling the American West.