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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

New Winona trestle placed

Rail section may reopen this month


Last updated 10/17/2023 at 12:39pm

Randy Warwick | The Journal

Work continued on the installation of a new Rebel Flat Creek Trestle on Saturday, Oct. 7.

WINONA – An important wheat link in the railroad network spanning Adams, Lincoln, Spokane and Whitman Counties is nearly complete.

"It's pretty much finished," state Department of Transportation's Rail, Freight and Ports division spokesowman Janet Matkin said Monday afterooon, Oct. 16, when asked about the status of the Rebel Flat Creek Trestle.

The trestle was destroyed Aug. 19 in the Winona Fire that charred 2,525 acres in Whitman County near the historic town of Winona. The fire started when a golden eagle got tangled in powerlines, Whitman County Emergency Management Director Bill Ten...

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