Friday, January 20, 2023

1939 UP Trestle over Sacramento River in Redding, CA

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

"Built 1939 as part of realignment for Shasta Lake. At its maximum the bridge stands 110.0 feet above the river. Total length: 4,348.8 ft. (0.8 mi.) [1325.5m]" [BridgeHunter] (The Shasta Dam forced the railroad out of the river valley and caused it to have to climb up and through the mountains. I've wondered what fraction of the expense of building the dam was spent on relocating the railroad because it needed some big bridges and tunnels.)

Steven J. Brown posted
Union Pacific southbound crossing the Sacramento River in Redding, California - January 16, 2005.
Paul Jevert shared

Dennis DeBruler commented on Steven's post
The part over the river is just a fraction of that bridge.!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4...

Street View, Sep 2022

The depth of the girders across the towers are as deep as those between the towers.
Street View, Mar 2020

Postcard via BridgeHunter

1941 Jervie Henry Eastman photo via ucdavis, License: In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted

Street View, Mar 2020

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