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UP - Afton Canyon Bridge

Photos 

Afton Canyon RR #3

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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BH Photo #163387

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mohave River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
San Bernardino County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad (LA&SL; SLR)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Mixed design bridge with one Warren through truss and one Pratt through truss. Western span is a Warren Truss and East span is a Pratt Truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 184.0 ft.
Total length: 328.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Mohave River RR bridge #3
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.03126, -116.36688   (decimal degrees)
35°01'53" N, 116°22'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/557751/3876693 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cave Mountain
Elevation
1385 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44842 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Corrected railroad name
  • April 22, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • April 21, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added photos, refined design details
  • April 11, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com