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A large crane is being used to lift pilings and a pile driver as workers reconstruct the railroad bridge that has crossed Sandy Creek for many years.

Residents of East Jasper living adjacent near the railroad tracks have been hearing a pounding for days as workers from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad use a large crane and pile driver to rebuild a trestle, which crosses Sandy Creek.

Jeanelle Davis of the BNSF at Fort Worth said crews are replacing the bridge and at the same time allowing trains to pass over the existing bridge to minimize the impact to the railroad's customers. Davis said that if all goes as planned the work should be complete by the end of August.

Workers have peformed the work without blocking or restricting the creek, which flows through Jasper.