Many cities and towns are turning abandoned rail lines into community assets in the form of rail trails. Pictured is the Springtown Bridge, which crosses over the Wallkill River near New Platz, N.Y. It is a part of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. (Shutterstock. com)

Many cities and towns are turning abandoned rail lines into community assets in the form of rail trails. Pictured is the Springtown Bridge, which crosses over the Wallkill River near New Platz, N.Y. It is a part of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.
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