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Mexican Canyon Trestle

Photos 

Overview

Photo submitted by Eric Dillingham

BH Photo #108058

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle

This is a wooden railroad trestle built in 1900 in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexio for the lumber industry. Today it is a tourist destination that is rapidly deteriorating. The US Forest Service, in partnership with the Mescalero Apache, is attempting to preserve this historic structure. Please visit www.weaselvideoproductions.com to view more photographs of this wooden trestle.

Video link posted by Ed Hollowell

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Facts 

Overview
Large wooden trestle on the former Alamogordo & Sacramento Mountain Railroad near Cloudcroft
Location
Otero County, New Mexico
Status
Derelict, but scheduled for rehabilitation in 2007-08
History
Built 1899; abandoned 1948
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 323.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.96364, -105.74742   (decimal degrees)
32°57'49" N, 105°44'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/430149/3647503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cloudcroft
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79001543 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Abandoned (3,024)
Beam (11,930)
Built 1899 (305)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Have street view (22,058)
NR-listed (2,844)
New Mexico (170)
Otero County, New Mexico (3)
Railroad (13,078)
Timber stringer (3,340)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,599)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2017: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 14, 2013: New photo from Eric Martin
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 12, 2010: New video from Ed Hollowell
  • April 30, 2007: Posted photo from Eric Dillingham

Sources 

Comments 

Mexican Canyon Trestle
Posted August 21, 2009, by Eric Dillingham (edillingham [at] fs [dot] fed [dot] us)

The trestle restoration is underway for any bridge enthusiasts in the area. We should be done by December, 2009!

Contract by Osmose.

Mexican Canyon Trestle
Posted March 31, 2008, by Raul Lopez (ibwrestling90 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Man this bridge is da bomb