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Morrisville Bridge Named in Honor of Nexsen Pruet's Scott Saylor

The News & Observer

January 26, 2021

Nexsen Pruet economic development attorney and former North Carolina Railroad Company President, Scott Saylor, has been honored by the naming of a new railroad bridge in the town of Morrisville, "The Scott Saylor and Family Bridge."

The recently completed railroad bridge over Crabtree Creek serves as a replacement to the wood and steel trestle that carried trains for over 94 years, according The News & Observer article, "This new railroad bridge in Morrisville is also enjoyed by walkers, runners and cyclists." The new bridge is both wider and longer than its predecessor and allows for a trail underneath. 


Building a wider bridge now is cheaper and easier than coming back and building a second span later, Arant said.

The N.C. Railroad is pleased with the way the project turned out, said Carl Warren, its new president and CEO.

“What I think is really terrific about this project is that it solves several transportation problems at the same time, while also really helping to make progress in improving a vital freight and passenger corridor,” Warren said. “It wasn’t just the modernization of an old wooden trestle; it was really partnering to make the whole system work better.”

The new Crabtree Creek railroad bridge has a name: The Scott M. Saylor and Family Bridge, named for Warren’s predecessor who had spent 31 years with the company and was its president and CEO from 2001 until last year.

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