Perhaps the most attractive of the bridges along this portion of the
OML is bridge 10. The design makes me think the external portion
dates from about 1830. The underneath is lined with concrete, which
was likely added or redone in the 1900s. The Vineyard Spring Trail
crosses under the tracks here. Vineyard Station had been at left,
on the near side of the tracks.
By virtue of travelling through a state park, the scenery
along this portion of the OML is quite appealing. Coupled
with the underused park trails, this is an excellent area
for a quiet walk, birdwatching, leaf peeping, etc. Let's
face it, railfanning is largely a male obsession, and it's
tough to get the ladies as interested. But, the scenery
here becomes an excellent way to convince your girlfriend
or spouse to join the fun. Plan a picnic along one of
these little streams, and she'll be thrilled. And,
when the latest CSX equipment rolls by, you will be too.