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UP - North Fork Bridge

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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BH Photo #283159

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Description 

Open spandrel concrete deck arch carrying single railroad track; longest reinforced concrete railroad bridge in the US.

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on Railroad
Location
Butte County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957
Railroads
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Western Pacific Railroad (WP)
Design
Open-spandrel concrete deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 307.0 ft.
Total length: 990.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Also called
WP - Poe Powerhouse Bridge
UP - Poe Powerhouse Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71661, -121.47050   (decimal degrees)
39°42'60" N, 121°28'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/631098/4397422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berry Creek
Elevation
1061 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2014: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 22, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added category "Railroad"

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