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UP - Dry Creek Trestle

Photo 

UP - Dry Creek Trestle

Photo taken by Jake Miille in 2017

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at youtube.com

BH Photo #465395

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Dry Creek on UP RR
Location
Siskiyou County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Badly damaged in Lava Fire June 2021, 9 spans replaced
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 1,140.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48767, -122.31123   (decimal degrees)
41°29'16" N, 122°18'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/557497/4593124 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2022: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added length, updated history
  • January 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

Comments 

UP - Dry Creek Trestle
Posted August 2, 2021, by Carl Johnson

As of August 1 UP has trains moving again over the bridge.

To my understanding they had to remove all 19 plate girder spans to be replaced or heat straightened.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/steel/heat_guide.pdf

Forty foot spans from Laramie, WY were brought in to replace shorter spans.

https://www.mtshastanews.com/story/news/2021/08/02/trains-re...

UP - Dry Creek Trestle
Posted July 12, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this a repair job or a complete rebuild?

UP - Dry Creek Trestle
Posted July 12, 2021, by Kelly McClanahan

As stated, the bridge is out of service, UP hopes to have it open by September.

https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/inside_track/lava-fire-...

UP - Dry Creek Trestle
Posted July 4, 2021, by TrackWalker

Bridge received major damage from wildfire on June 29, 2021. Out of service at this time. (7/4/21)