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SP - Shasta Lake Bridge

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Southern Pacific Railroad Tunnel & Trestle No. 5 - Shasta Lake - 10/28/14

Drought conditions have led to old relics pre-dating Shasta Lake being visible and accessible in some cases. This is one of them, located at Beehive Camp. It is one of the spots that is not visible unless the lake's level gets extremely low.

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Shasta County, California
Status
Inundated
History
Built 1901; Inundated 1948
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.84545, -122.40502   (decimal degrees)
40°50'44" N, 122°24'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/550155/4521771 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bohemotash Mountain
Inventory number
BH 77370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder from HAER
  • May 24, 2017: New video from Dave King

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