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UP - Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge

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Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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BH Photo #160866

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Alameda Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Sunol, Alameda County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Western Pacific Railroad (WP)
Design
Two Warren through trusses with deck plate girder approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 455.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.59498, -121.90267   (decimal degrees)
37°35'42" N, 121°54'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/596871/4161444 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles
Elevation
216 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44760 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Corrected railroad owner; this is WP-UP, Niles Canyon Ry is north of Rte 84
  • September 6, 2014: Updated by Luke: Edited name
  • April 4, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Niles Canyon BNSF RR Bridge
Posted July 9, 2010, by Jeff Pribyl (biz [dot] pribyl [at] comcast [dot] net)

BNSF?

The bridge in question was built by the Western Pacific Railway Company between 1906-1909. The Western Pacific Railway Company was no relation to the Western Pacific Railroad Company that built the adjoining 1865-1869 line later acquired by the Central Pacific. In 1916, the Railway was reorganized and renamed the Western Pacific Railroad Company. The Union Pacific Railroad aquired the property in 1982.

Neither the BNSF nor its local predecessor the Santa Fe (ATSF) have (or had) trackage rights over the line in question.