Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BNSF+Amtrak/Santa Fe ABT Trunion over Old River at Orwood, CA

(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges, 3D Satellite)

I found this bridge while looking for the Benicia-Marinez Bridge. Since ABT Trunion bridges are rare, any I find are worth noting. It is also rare because the movable span is built with steel girders instead of a truss. Bridge Hunter does not indicate the BNSF predecessor railroad, but my 1928 RR Atlas does show that Santa Fe came north through the center of California and then west through here to Oakland, CA.


Stan Burton posted
On May 13, 2018 we took a Mother’s Day cruise on Captain Morgan’s Delta Adventures boat “Rosemarie”. They took us out on the Sacramento Delta out of Discovery Bay. While out, I was able to take this photo of westbound BNSF 8144, (ES44C4) and BNSF 7911 (ES44DC) approaching the Old River Bridge near Orwood CA. on the Stockton, or Second sub. Frank Morgan does a great job as Captain Morgan and gives you an incredible three hour tour of the delta.
Dennis DeBruler: Thanks for including the ABT bridge.

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