UP - Carquinez Strait Bridge
Sacramento River RR bridge
Railroad bridge on right, looking South
Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010
BH Photo #158080
Railroad bridge with seven Warren through trusses, one lift truss section and Pratt deck truss approaches.
- Warren through truss bridge over Carquinez Strait on double track of Union Pacific Railroad in Martinez
- Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, and Solano County, California
- Open to traffic
- Originally built for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1929-1930, this is the last simple truss railroad bridge built in the United States at a new location (i.e. where none had existed before).
- - Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak California (CDTX)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Seven span Warren through truss, one vertical lift span and multiple Pratt deck truss span approach sections.
Length of largest span: 531.0 ft.
Total length: 5,603.5 ft. (1.1 mi.)
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
- Also called
- SP Carquinez Strait Bridge
Suisan Bay Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.04150, -122.12330 (decimal degrees)
38°02'29" N, 122°07'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/576929/4210782 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Vine Hill
- 82 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 38645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 5, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
- September 3, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Amtrak California"
- August 28, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
- October 15, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos plus details.
- March 14, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added pictures
- March 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added Street view