Latest update from my contact in Mt. Shasta: Here come the trains: UP finished repairs to bridge damaged by Lava Fire ahead of schedule
Of course, I have no idea what this means for Amtrak, and they don't say in the article.Dry Canyon Bridge, which was damaged July 28 in the Lava Fire, reopened Sunday after repairs to the structure progressed faster than Union Pacific first expected.
Originally, UP said it would take until the end of the month for the bridge – located about five miles northeast of Weed – to be serviceable, said Robynn Tysver, a communications manager for the railroad. Freight trains had been diverted over Donner Pass.
In an announcement Monday, UP commended its engineering and operating teams, "who have been working around the clock to restore service."
"We expect to see continued transit delays over the next few weeks as we reposition resources," UP said in the statement.