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SP - Farwell Bridge (1866)

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Courtesy of the New York Public Library

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BH Photo #484940

Facts 

Overview
Lost single-span covered wooden Howe through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Alameda County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1866
Railroads
- Central Pacific Railway (CPRR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870) (WPRB)
Design
Single-span covered wooden Howe truss (similar to original Dress Bridge).
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.59700, -121.94700   (decimal degrees)
37°35'49" N, 121°56'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/592955/4161624 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91100 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • October 30, 2020: Added by Doug K

Sources 

  • Doug K
  • Luke