The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Firefighters Want Trestle Removed – Brevard NC


February 27, 2017

This Brevard Fire Department truck illustrates the problem with trying to drive along Davidson River Road. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)

The Brevard Fire Department wants to have the railroad trestle on Davidson River Road removed to cut response time to the Cemetery Road area, where there are a number of homes.

"Any emergency vehicle that has a tall vehicle can't go under the trestle, so we have to go around on Old Hendersonville Highway," said Mark Norton, the fire department's assistant chief.

Brevard Fire Chief Craig Budzinski said travelling from the department's station in downtown to the Cemetery Road area along the Asheville Highway to Davidson River Road is a distance of about 5.3 miles, including eight additional...

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