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UP - Sacramento Arm Bridge

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Sacramento Arm Bridge

during low water at Shasta Lake

Photo taken by Michael Goff on February 15, 2008

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BH Photo #134104

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Description 

The bridge was constructed as part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's relocation of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks during the construction of Shasta Dam.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Sacramento Arm of Lake Shasta on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Shasta County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Builder
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation of Washington, D.C. (Designer and Builder)
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Three Warren deck truss spans and four steel plate girder approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 203.1 ft.
Total length: 1,040.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Sacramento River Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86694, -122.38806   (decimal degrees)
40°52'01" N, 122°23'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/551568/4524166 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bohemotash Mountain
Elevation
1105.0 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 39992 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff: Fixed Typo
  • February 24, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

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Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com