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CSP - Half Moon Trestle

Photos 

Half moon Tresle

Old photograph

BH Photo #253932

Map 

Description 

One of more than a dozen century-old wooden trestles along abandoned Camas Prairie Railroad; this graceful curved trestle is perhaps the most famous. 141 feet high.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge on Railroad
Location
Lewis County, Idaho
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1907, abandoned 2000
Railroads
- Camas Prairie Railroad (CSP)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 684.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.32486, -116.57414   (decimal degrees)
46°19'29" N, 116°34'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/532782/5130230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reubens
Inventory number
BH 56259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2013: Updated by Zachary S: Added categories "Curved", "Railroad", "Tall Bridges", "Abandoned"

Comments 

CSP - Half Moon Trestle
Posted March 5, 2019, by Boots Kowalski

This bridge is famous for a scene in "Breakheart Pass" (1975) staring Charles Bronson. The train stops in the middle of the bridge and the Fireman falls to his death (in the movie of course). Charles Bronson walks all the way to the bottom to pronounce the man dead.

CSP - Half Moon Trestle
Posted January 29, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Okay,Clark.Just thought I'd mention what I saw on satellite view.

CSP - Half Moon Trestle
Posted January 29, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Multiple tunnels, none listed--yet.

CSP - Half Moon Trestle
Posted January 29, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw a tunnel on satellite view near this bridge.Is that tunnel on Bridgehunters?

CSP - Half Moon Trestle
Posted January 28, 2019, by Anonymous

Half Moon trestle played a prominent role in the movie Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson.