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California & Oregon - Tehama Bridge

Photo 

The First Tehama Railroad Bridge

From the Tehama County Genealogical and Historical Society website

Photo courtesy of the Tehama County Museum

View this photo at tcghsoc.org

BH Photo #200508

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Sacramento River on California & Oregon Railroad
Location
Tehama, Tehama County, California
Status
Destroyed by flood
History
Built 1871, "Washed out" 1881, Replaced 1898
Railroads
- California & Oregon Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Timber Howe through truss with a timber cable stayed swing span
Also called
Sacramento River Railroad Bridge
California & Oregon Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02863, -122.11928   (decimal degrees)
40°01'43" N, 122°07'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/575147/4431305 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Molinos
Inventory number
BH 48872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2011: Added by Michael Goff

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Comments 

Tehama Railroad Bridge
Posted June 7, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Incredible picture. These old timber constuctions must have been considered rather impressive feats in their day.