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Naughty Cache

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Hidden : 11/07/2008
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a short two stage mulit cache located along the abandoned Lackawanna Cut-Off. You will find the coords for the final "stamped" at the posted coords. The final is a natural homemade cache of something that would be seen on the trains passing by. Please replace as found.

This cache is located on the Delaware River Viaduct which was part of the Lackawanna Cut-Off.

The Delaware River Viaduct is 65 feet (22 m) tall and 1450 feet (446 m) long. Interstate 80 passes under its arches on the New Jersey side of the river and the Lackawanna's "Old Road" passes under it on the Pennsylvania side.

The Lackawanna Cut-Off was a 28.45-mile (45.79 km) high-speed, double-track railway line in the USA which was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad between 1908 and 1911, It ran west from Port Morris, New Jersey to Slateford, Pennsylvania. Considered an engineering masterpiece, the Cut-Off pioneered the use of reinforced concrete on a grand scale, as well as the use of massive cutting and filling. The story of the Cut-Off has played itself out over a century's time: the first half-century as part of the Lackawanna Railroad; the next quarter-century as part of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail; and the past quarter century (without tracks) under individual ownership, and now, for the first time, under public (state) ownership, with the hope of the eventual revival of rail service.

From the beginning, however, this mammoth project, similar in scope to that of the Panama Canal, required planning, land acquisition and construction that presaged a new era of right-of-way construction long before the first revenue train could roll across the new line.

The Delaware River Viaduct with five arches of 150 feet (46 m) span, the abutments of this bridge were excavated 61 feet (19 m) below the surface to bedrock to ensure their stability.

There are a total of 73 concrete bridges and culverts on the Cut-off.

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