Geneva replaces century old train trestle at the end of Commerce Street

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GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — As WDHN has previously reported, several municipalities and counties have agreed
to form a ‘rails to trails’ project from Geneva to Andalusia.

Last week, Geneva replaced the century-old train trestle with a new wooden structure.

The original trestle dates back to the era of passenger trains that last ran in the Wiregrass more then 60 years ago.

For one area resident, it’s exciting to see a good use for the old railroad line. CSX railroad removed the tracks several years ago.

In order for ‘rails to trails’ to get the go ahead, it needed approval from the municipalities of Geneva, Samson, Kinston, Opp and Andalusia.

In addition, Geneva, Coffee, and Covington County Boards of Commissioners also passed measures to get the 45 mile project underway.

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