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BNSF - Big Hell Canyon Bridge

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Big Hell Canyon RR Bridge

A southbound piggyback train en route to Phoenix crosses the Hell Canyon RR Bridge at Drake, AZ

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in May 2008

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BH Photo #183374

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Trestle girder bridge over Hell Canyon on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (former AT&SF RR)
Location
Drake, Yavapai County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- D.W. Wilson
- Mississippi Valley Bridge Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 646.0 ft.
Also called
ATSF Big Hell Canyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.97777, -112.38125   (decimal degrees)
34°58'40" N, 112°22'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/373919/3871449 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paulden
Inventory number
BH 46687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2015: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 9, 2014: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • September 2, 2014: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • March 31, 2011: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 25, 2010: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV