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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Description 

Abandoned in place Baltimore through truss swing railroad bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Caltrain
Location
Newark, Alameda County, California, and San Mateo County, California
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Clatrain intend to replace a part, if not all of the bridge.
History
Built 1910, last used 1982.
Builder
- William Hood
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Baltimore through truss swing bridge with three spans of Pratt through truss approach span on each end and extensive deck trestle approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 316.0 ft.
Total length: 7,528.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.49729, -122.11006   (decimal degrees)
37°29'50" N, 122°06'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/578665/4150412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mountain View
Elevation
11 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • April 16, 2015: New photos from Zachary S
  • October 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge definitely doomed
  • July 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design and added photos
  • June 6, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • June 5, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

SP Dumbarton Bridge Video Footage
Posted February 18, 2014, by Cat Cook (sales [at] theshortline [dot] com)

I have a customer who is looking for any video footage of Southern Pacific traveling on this bridge. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

Cat

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Dumbarton Railroad Bridge
Posted June 5, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Bing.com has excellent views of this bridge in birds eye view.