Oh Yeah, We'll Be Back to Normal In No Time.
When the only thing holding up the rails are - the rails - this fix will take a while.
You not only have to replace what was there but you have to build it to meet the even greater demands of the future.
When all four of your mountain highways and both of your rail beds are wiped out in one day, your engineering standards are plainly obsolete. That goes in spades for the federal government's Trans Mountain pipeline. These pipelines cross several water courses where the torrents swept away those rail and road bridges. When those waters reach pipelines they can rupture, spilling their toxic sludge into pristine waterways.