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Bluffton's heavy metal


Here’s Bluffton’s contribution to heavy metal.

It’s not only functional; it’s also a work of art and a sort of rock band.

The Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge across from Steinmetz Field contains all the necessary elements: rocks, rivets, metal, hard wood, and nails crossing a concrete frame with rippling water flowing below.

Function, art, music.

And, as the late-night local freight creeps through town comes the wailing whistle of a lonely brass horn to complete the sound. The clickity-clack of the metal on rails adds a percussion feel.

Take a look for yourself. Adding to the functional purpose of the bridge also view it and its surroundings as the work of art it provides.

You’ll never look at a railroad bridge without considering its multi-faceted art function.


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