BNSF - Canyon Diablo Bridge
BNSF 7245 East at Canyon Diablo Bridge Arizona
BNSF 7245 leads an international stack train eastbound across the Canyon Diablo bridge in Arizona.
Span approximately 220 feet above canyon floor; current span replaces 1882 predecessor trestle, whose foundations are still visible. Bridge is four to seven miles from paved road; high-clearance vehicle and 4WD recommended for access to east end via rocky road, with warning that monsoons or other precipitation can make road very muddy and treacherous. Access to west end possible with 4WD but strongly discouraged. Land under Navajo jurisdiction. No trespassing on bridge or RR property tolerated, as trains cross/pass in excess of 60 mph an average of three times an hour or more as of 2013. Watch for rattlesnakes!
- Steel arch bridge on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (former AT&SF RR)
- Coconino County, Arizona
- Open to traffic
- Built 1946, replaced 1882 trestle
- - Kansas City Structural Steel Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- 300-foot hinged arch with 120-foot spans on either side
Length of largest span: 300.0 ft.
Total length: 544.0 ft.
- Also called
- ATSF Canyon Diablo Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.16668, -111.12677 (decimal degrees)
35°10'00" N, 111°07'36" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 12/488455/3891535 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Babbitt Wash
- Inventory number
- BH 46735 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 6, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Video added, description updated
- September 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
- April 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
- November 4, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined construction year, added photos.
- October 30, 2010: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV