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P&SVRR - Latrobe Trestle

Map 

Description 

Upon its construction, this bridge was regarded as one of the longest wooden trestle spans in California.

Facts 

Overview
Trestle bridge on P&SVRR over Marshland
Location
Latrobe, El Dorado County, California
Status
Demolished and filled in in with massive gravel fill
History
Built 1863-1864, filled in circa 1900.
Railroad
- Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad (P&SV)
Design
Trestle bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 2,500.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56245, -120.97526   (decimal degrees)
38°33'45" N, 120°58'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/676408/4270166 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Latrobe
Inventory number
BH 68224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added categories "Tall Wooden Trestle", "Over a mile long", "Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad"
  • June 29, 2015: New Street View added by Erik Hoffman

Sources 

  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com