The old bridge was originally built between 1905 and 1912 by Henry Flagler as part of the Overseas Railroad. The bridge was damaged during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
In 1980, a new four-lane bridge was constructed just a few hundred yards north of the old bridge, replacing the old route. Two of the truss spans of the old bridge were later removed to allow boat traffic.
The original bridge still remains, though it has fallen into a state of disrepair and signs warning boats of falling debris.
I visited as small town of Vääksy. The main attraction there is Vääksy channel or also known as Vesijärvenkatu channel, it is located in Asikkala. The channel that connects the Vesijärvi lake to Päijänne lake. The Vääksy channel is currently Finland’s busiest boating channel.The channel has only one seal. The water surface height difference of about three meters. The channel is surrounded by the town of Vääksy.
Fort Langley, is a beautiful small town, in recent years, many of the village’s old buildings have been restored. The restorations, combined with its rural setting, access to the river and mountain vistas, and the old Fort itself, make it a thriving tourist center. Outdoor recreation includes canoeing, fishing, hiking . The town has served as a filming location for commercials, TV shows and movies, with its striking yellow community hall usually featured prominently.
*von oben* – *from above*