Thanks for showing off my bridge and stuff! Ironically, I used to have a much longer tunnel there which also fell to the cropping, and I built that bridge so I could get to my castle site while we were waiting for runecraft to update for 1.8.
If I get caught up with my schoolwork, I'll try to see about getting a second Minecraft going with all the mods so I can come back to the server. I'm still not sure how that's going to go. I probably won't get all industrial like everyone else has, but I'd still like to finish my projects.