Clises Run Viaduct/11.5
Looking east and west at the eastern end of the GC&C's former Clises Run Viaduct. This trestle was the biggest on the line and curved off to the right.
Looking up the grade at Clises Run Viaduct as a loaded GC&C coal train crosses the wooden trestle in 1886. The wood trestle would later be replaced with a steel structure. (thanks to randall Richardson for photo)
Walking down from the eastern end of the trestle brings you to evidence of stone footings that were once part of the original wooden trestle. The trestle was later replaced with a steel structure which used square stone footings that can also be found scattered about around the former location of the bridge. One of the footings can be seen here in the second photo.
Another view of the supports to the former wooden trestle at Clises Run.
Pictured here is the western abutment of Clises Run Viaduct. This is the only one that remains as the eastern abutment is either covered up by earth or has been reomved for use of the stones. Some evidence of stones litter the right-of-way just east of the bridge proving this as a possibility.
View of the viaduct and area around the viaduct. (thanks to Randall Richardson for photo)
An old photo looking at the Clises Run Viaduct bridge from the western side. Second photo is looking east from atop the abutment towards the eastern end of the bridge. This bridge was indeed a very large structure. There is evidence of a road that passed under the bridge here at the abutment. The stone wall to the sides still hold the right-of-way up out of the former road. (thanks to Randall Richardson for photo)
Another look at the western abutment of the viaduct.
This photo is looking west from the bridge. The right-of-way is severed here, having been bulldozed away for some unknown reason.