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UP - Pajaro River Bridge

Photo 

Southern Pacific GS-4, 1945

In this nice shot by a Southern Pacific photographer in 1945, the Daylight Limited, pulled by GS-4 4452, is seen crossing the Pajaro River Bridge at MP 92.37. This bridge was the third structure at this crossing and built only a few years before this shot.

Southern Pacific [via Michael Merlo]

View this photo at merlo.tripod.com

BH Photo #296120

Map 

Description 

Built to replace previous deck truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Pajaro River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
San Benito County, California, and Santa Cruz County, California
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built ca 1940
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Also called
SP - Pajaro River Bridge [New]
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.90954, -121.62262   (decimal degrees)
36°54'34" N, 121°37'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/622702/4085723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chittenden
Inventory number
BH 63260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2014: Added by Alex Lewis

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Sources 

  • Alex Lewis