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NWP - Brown's Canyon Trestle

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Browns Canyon Trestle in Occidental, 1900

The wooden Brown's Canyon Trestle was built in 1876, a half mile south of Occidental by the North Pacific Coast Railroad. At that time it was the highest of its kind in the US. 96,000 board feet of lumber was used to build it.

Photo from Western Sonoma County Historical Society Photographic Collection, WSCHS Archives: Rack A: Shelf 5: Box 8

View this photo at digital.sonomalibrary.org

BH Photo #484518

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer over Brown's Canyon on North Pacific Coast Railroad
Location
Marin County, California
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1876
Railroads
- North Pacific Coast Railroad (NPC)
- North Shore Railroad (California)
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
NSR - Brown's Canyon Trestle
NCP - Brown's Canyon Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40105, -122.93909   (decimal degrees)
38°24'04" N, 122°56'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/505318/4250315 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 90941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroad catgeory to pre-existing one. Added type
  • October 18, 2020: New photo from Doug Klingerman

Sources 

  • Doug K
  • Luke