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SP - Dresser Bridge (1866)

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Alameda County, California
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1866 by Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870); two original piers still used.
Railroads
- Central Pacific Railway (CPRR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870) (WPRB)
Design
Two wooden Howe trusses with coursed-ashlar sandstone piers
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.59025, -121.95703   (decimal degrees)
37°35'25" N, 121°57'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/592078/4160865 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2020: Updated by Luke: Removed references to the modern heritage railway.
  • October 30, 2020: New Street View added by Doug K

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Doug K
  • Wikipedia - Info on history of Niles Canyon Railway
  • Luke

Comments 

SP - Dresser Bridge (1866)
Posted October 30, 2020, by Luke

Last known user of the bridge.

SP - Dresser Bridge (1866)
Posted October 30, 2020, by Doug K

So what are the naming conventions? I have submitted questions to the webmaster, but not gotten a response yet.

So, should the naming be defaulted to the railroad that built the bridge or to the last,current user of the bridge?

Guidance would be much appreciated.