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UP - Keddie Wye Bridge

Photos 

Keddie Wye

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157388

Map 

Street View 

Video 

BNSF in Feather River Canyon

I chased a southbound BNSF manifest in the beautiful Feather River Canyon from the Keddie Wye to Binney Junction in Marysville, California.

Video link posted by Ed Hollowell

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Description 

Built by Western Pacific Railroad it was bought by Union Pacific in 1982. Burlington Northern Santa Fe runs here too.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Spanish Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Plumas County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
First leg built 1909, second leg, creating Wye built 1931
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Western Pacific Railroad (WP)
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 512.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01886, -120.95819   (decimal degrees)
40°01'08" N, 120°57'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/674246/4431846 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crescent Mills
Elevation
3287 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Y Bridge"
  • October 5, 2013: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • February 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Western Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"
  • August 25, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 12, 2010: New video from Ed Hollowell
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Notes on ownership.
  • March 7, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

Keddie Wye
Posted October 4, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

The luck of the draw on the street view, with the train on one of the legs of the wye.