HIR - Alamo River Bridge
Shortly after construction
The bridge was built as a wooden trestle. Water is still flowing in the Alamo River from the Colorado and filling the Salton Sea. The river only predates the bridge by a few years.
Imperial Press, July 14, 1906
License: Released into public domain
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BH Photo #239803
This bridge was built as a wooden trestle across the Alamo River in 1906. At some point the center was replaced with a deck truss span. The center support piers for the truss are still in place, but there is a gap of a couple inches between them and the bottom of the truss.
- Warren deck truss bridge over Alamo River on Holton Interurban Railroad
- Holtville, Imperial County, California
- Intact but closed to all traffic
- Built 1906 as a wooden trestle, center later replaced with steel deck truss, abandoned 1994
- - Holton Interurban Railroad (HIR)
- Warren deck truss with wooden trestle approaches. Support pilings for center span are still in place but not touching the bridge.
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 273.0 ft.
- Also called
- Holton Inter Urban Railway Bridge
Alamo River Trestle
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +32.80799, -115.38854 (decimal degrees)
32°48'29" N, 115°23'19" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/650869/3631150 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Holtville West
- Inventory number
- BH 53594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Holton Interurban Railroad", "Railroad"
- September 24, 2012: New Street View added by Jann Mayer
- September 22, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer
- Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com