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Jughandle Creek Railroad Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by John Bernhisel

BH Photo #428044

Map 

Description 

Five miles south of Fort Bragg on Route you will find the Jug Handle State Reserve. What is now a state park was once the site of the tallest wooden trestle bridge in the world. It spanned the Jug Handle Creek. Built over Jug Handle Creek in 1884 by the Caspar Lumber Company to reach logs in Hare Creek to the north of Caspar the trestle was 1000 feet long and the rails were 160 feet above the creek. During dry weather, locomotives sprayed water onto the trestles as they approached to reduce the possibility of smoldering sparks from the smokestack igniting the trestle.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Jughandle Creek on Formerly Railroad
Location
Mendocino County, California
Status
Collapsed
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37319, -123.80392   (decimal degrees)
39°22'23" N, 123°48'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/430754/4358499 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81619 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

California (2,169)
Collapsed (202)
Lost (19,999)
Mendocino County, California (54)
Railroad (13,877)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2018: Added by John Bernhisel

Sources 

  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com