Victorville RR bridge
Both bridges visible, looking East
Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010
BH Photo #163484
You are welcome, John.
I had two different railroad bridge records that said two different things (1921 vs 1924), but it appears that the 1924 date is correct (at least much more clear to read in the 1936 records). I will go ahead and change the second date to 1924.
Interesting to see the photo of the bridge, where it appears grading and abutments are done for the second track. Thanks for sharing!
This definitely proves what I thought:
Release in september 1924. I would be surprised if the movie had not been shot a few months before. It would be a rarity in the silent film era. Unfortunately, I was unable to find out the exact filming date.
Note that it was RELEASED in 1924. Release date != film date.
This bridge is featured in the silent movie "Roaring Rails" (Tom Forman, 1924).
It is noteworthy that the second Pratt through truss bridge had not yet been built since the movie was produced in 1924.