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UP - Redding Trestle

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Near South End of the Structure

Photo taken by Michael Goff on February 15, 2008

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BH Photo #133283

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Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Sacramento River on Union Pacific Railroad in Redding
Location
Redding, Shasta County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
The main spans of the Redding Trestle consist of 3 continuous Warren deck truss spans over the Sacramento River. The remainder of the bridge is made up of steel plate girders on truss towers. At its maximum the bridge stands 110.0 feet above the river.
Dimensions
Total length: 4,348.8 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Also called
Sacramento River Railroad Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59306, -122.40028   (decimal degrees)
40°35'35" N, 122°24'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/550746/4493756 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Redding
Inventory number
BH 39852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • May 18, 2010: New photo from Kevin Pope
  • February 11, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

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Comments 

UP - Redding Trestle
Posted April 19, 2017, by John M. Loghry (jloghry [at] nctv [dot] com)

I grew up with this bridge. My brother Pat (now deceased) and friend Tom even tried to climb the trestle from the ground next to the river to the top. When we finally did reach the top a train was approaching from the Redding direction. We were too far from the end of the bridge to make it to safety, so we climbed over the side and hanged on until the 100 car freight train passed us by. We then climbed back down and never tried that again. From the Redding park on the north side of the river we watched many artists paint pictures of the bridge and or the old automobile bridge across the Sacramento river which were both beautiful sites that remain embedded in my brain nearly seventy years later.

U.P.R.R. - Redding Trestle
Posted August 7, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Article in the September 2010 Trains Mag. that features this bridge.