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UP - Salt Creek Bridge

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Eastbound Union Pacific freight ont he bridge

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2004

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Description 

This steel trestle is possibly the lowest elevation railroad bridge in the US at 200 feet below sea level. It also maintains the "Southern Pacific" lettering on the side.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Salt Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Riverside County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.44680, -115.84343   (decimal degrees)
33°26'48" N, 115°50'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/607497/3701419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Durmid
Elevation
-200 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 53862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • October 8, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Southern Pacific Railroad"

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com