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UP - Santa Ana River Viaduct

Photos 

General View Of South Elevation Of Bridge Looking Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #223306

Map 

Description 

Ten span concrete arch railroad bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Santa Ana River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Riverside, Riverside County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Builder
- E.B. & A.L. Stone Co. of Oakland, California
Railroads
- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad (LA&SL; SLR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete closed spandrel arch.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 985.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
SP Santa Ana River Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.96915, -117.43685   (decimal degrees)
33°58'09" N, 117°26'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/459643/3758821 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Riverside West
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 22, 2013: New photos from Mike Lynch
  • January 27, 2013: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • January 13, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "HAER documented", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • November 12, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Trainweb link - Photos and description
  • HAER CA-123 - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, Spanning Santa Anna River, west of Riverside, Riverside, Riverside County, CA
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com