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PE - Fletcher Drive Trestle

Photos 

As built after 1928 modifications

Photo taken by Donald Duke, uploaded by Flickr user Atwater Village Newbie

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #235112

Map 

Video 

Pacific Electric Training Video from 1914

So this is interesting for two reasons. It may well the oldest training film in history. In 1914 the Pacific Electric (“Red Cars”) created a movie to train their conductors on good behavior. Second, if you go to 7:12, you can see the PE Bridge over Fletcher Street. Safety First!

Robert Warr

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fletcher Drive on Pacific Electric Railway
Location
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Buitl 1904 as timber trestle, rebuilt 1928 with deck girder main span, Demolished 1959
Railroads
- Interurban
- Pacific Electric Railway (PE)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.0 ft.
Total length: 453.0 ft.
Also called
PE Fletcher Drive Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.10565, -118.25689   (decimal degrees)
34°06'20" N, 118°15'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/384069/3774583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hollywood
Inventory number
BH 52882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2019: New video from David Kimbrough
  • March 14, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • March 13, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • September 5, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • February 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added loss date
  • July 13, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 13, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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