Rating:
1 vote

P.V.R.R. Bridge #1

Photo 

Looking North East

Photo taken by John Bernhisel in September 2017

Enlarge

BH Photo #404089

Map 

Description 

Starting in 1976, these two small bridges crossed Farmington Creek further downstream, inside Lagoon Amusement Park. They were part of the Pioneer Village Railroad, a 36" gauge miniature train ride that closed in 1988. The first bridge was just east of the station, now a model train museum. The second bridge crossed the creek north of the Log Flume ride.

In the 1990s, the bridges were relocated to their current location, as part of a public walking trail which Lagoon owns, but maintained by the city as part of an agreement made between the two entities. The trail is open to the public year-round.

There's a possibility that the bridges were used elsewhere before being purchased by Lagoon, but they could've also been installed new in 1976.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Farmington Creek on Walking / Bike Path
Location
Farmington, Davis County, Utah
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
This and the neighboring bridge were previously used further downstream as part of a miniature railroad in Lagoon Amusement Park.
Also called
Lagoon Trail Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.98647, -111.89068   (decimal degrees)
40°59'11" N, 111°53'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/425076/4537637 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Farmington
Inventory number
BH 78622 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2020: Updated by Oscar M.: Corrected name
  • October 2, 2017: Added by John Bernhisel

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Pioneer Village Railroad - History of the train ride that the bridges were used for.