Island Pond Railroad Station Gets Orange Makeover

Three new fluorescent orange bollards were recently installed in the driveway of the old railroad station in Island Pond, near the drive through for Community National Bank. The historic building, which is owned by the town of Brighton, had been damaged by over-height vehicles clipping the corner of the roof on multiple occasions. Several thousand dollars worth of damage to the steel infrastructure and roof above were paid for by town insurance claims. To deter future incidents and protect the building, three vertical posts were installed. It has been reported, and as evidenced by scrapes on the corner pole, that three motorists have damaged their vehicles by hitting the new bollard. A construction barrel has been placed near the area to further alert drivers to the new safety devices. Photo by Jenn Hanlon