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PE - San Gabriel River Bridge (Bellflower; Old)

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Description 

Bridge is older than the railroad line using it, so I can only assume that the bridge was relocated by the Southern Pacific for the Pacific Electric to use.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Gabriel River on Pacific Electric Railway
Location
Cerritos, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ? elsewhere; Erected here ca. 1905; Replaced 1963
Builder
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Interurban
- Pacific Electric Railway (PE)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.87591, -118.10755   (decimal degrees)
33°52'33" N, 118°06'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/397569/3748949 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clearwater
Inventory number
BH 78012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder Phoenix Iron Co. per help from Art S.
  • July 25, 2017: Added by Luke

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