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ATSF - Granite Creek/Wash Trestle

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ATSF Granite Creek/Wash Trestle

Looking east

Photo taken by Erich Heidewald in May 2005

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BH Photo #292777

Map 

Description 

Bridge damaged by heavy rainstorms Sept. 22. 1983; line abandoned by AT&SF Railway effective May 1984. Northern end of bridge subsequently removed for gravel pit access road. Right of way purchased by Prescott 1999 for rail trail, but trestle will likely be demolished instead of rebuilt.

See also http://prescottdailycourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsect...

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Granite Wash on Former AT&SF Railroad
Location
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Right of way planned for incorporation into rail trail, but bridge deemed unsalvageable for the purpose, will likely be demolished
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Timber trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.64452, -112.40680   (decimal degrees)
34°38'40" N, 112°24'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/371069/3834522 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2014: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Daily Courier - 2010 Prescott Daily Courier article on trail plans