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El Dorado Trail - Weber Creek Bridge

Photos 

El Dorado County, California Bridges: Southern Pacific Viaduct across Weber Creek (1)

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #347762

Map 

Description 

NOTE: The part between Forni and Missouri Flat Roads of the historic P&SVRR line was made into a trail but the rest was not.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Weber Creek and Lockie Road on El Dorado Trail
Location
Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1903, converted to El Dorado Trail unknown year.
Railroads
- Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad (P&SV)
- Rail-to-trail
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Wooden-decked, rail-to-trail deck plate girder bridge with truss piers.
Also called
P&SV - Weber Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70819, -120.81365   (decimal degrees)
38°42'29" N, 120°48'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/690104/4286663 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 68170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2016: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
  • June 24, 2015: Added by Erik Hoffman

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Comments 

P&SVRR - Weber Creek Bridge
Posted June 25, 2015, by Anonymous

I was replying to a note Erik had left in the description field saying that the rail-to-trail category was incorrect because it was a railroad bridge, or something along those lines.

I also silently added the railroad's category so I wouldn't steal his thunder.

P&SVRR - Weber Creek Trestle
Posted June 24, 2015, by Anonymous

The "rail-to-trail" category isn't incorrect, as that category exists on here for railroad bridges that were converted to trail use.