Crouched above rising creek waters, CP Ward Contractor Chris Caldwell uses a torch to cut up the last half of the old Otsquago Creek rail bridge in Fort Plain Monday morning.
The bridge was destabilized by June 18 flooding, teetering for days over the creek. Had it fallen, the creek would likely have re-flooded the village. Monday morning most of the bridge was removed. Only the northern vertical wall lay on its side just feet above the water. The crew rushed to remove the last section, hurried by National Weather Service flood advisory issued for the region.