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ATSF - Canyon Diablo Trestle

Photos 

Canyon Diablo RR Trestle

Original Canyon Diablo RR Trestle, 1882-1947

Vintage postcard view from Bridgepix.com

BH Photo #184110

Map 

Description 

Foundations of piers remain next to current bridge. Single track, later laid with "gauntlet" double track.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Canyon Diablo on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR
Location
Coconino County, Arizona
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1882; Replaced 1946
Builders
- Henry Randolph Holbrook (Engineer)
- Lewis Kingman (Engineer)
- W.A. Drake (Engineer)
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Atlantic & Pacific Railroad
Design
Two deck truss spans
Iron/steel trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.16699, -111.12731   (decimal degrees)
35°10'01" N, 111°07'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/488406/3891569 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Babbitt Wash
Inventory number
BH 46736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added engineers
  • November 4, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • October 30, 2010: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

ATSF - Canyon Diablo Trestle
Posted June 21, 2015, by David Lambert (Dlambert3 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Henry Randolph Holbrook was the chief engineer that was responsible the construction of the Canyon Diablo Trestle bridge. It took 15 months to build from July 6, 1880 to December 31, 1881. The town of Holbrook AZ was named after him.

Information verified by The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. (1983 by Bill Burk, Vice President Public Relations)

Henry Randolph HolBrook was my Great great uncle.