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El Dorado Trail/P&SVRR - Weber Creek Bridge

Photos 

El Dorado County, California Bridges: Southern Pacific Viaduct across Weber Creek (1)

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #347762

Map 

Description 

NOTE: The part between Forni and Missouri Flat Roads of the historic P&SVRR line was made into a trail but the rest was not.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Weber Creek and Lockie Road on El Dorado Trail
Location
Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1903, converted to El Dorado Trail unknown year.
Railroads
- Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad (P&SV)
- Rail-to-trail
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Wooden-decked, rail-to-trail deck plate girder bridge with truss piers.
Also called
P&SV - Weber Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70819, -120.81365   (decimal degrees)
38°42'29" N, 120°48'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/690104/4286663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Placerville
Inventory number
BH 68170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2016: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
  • June 24, 2015: Added by Erik Hoffman

Sources 

Comments 

El Dorado Trail/P&SVRR - Weber Creek Bridge
Posted March 31, 2020, by Kris Payne (krispayne999 [at] gmail [dot] com)

FYI. The original P&SV Railroad Trestle was built in ~1886-1887 of wood. Railroad was completed and opened to Placerville in 1888. Old foundations are still visible under 1903 steel girder bridge (trestle).

El Dorado Trail/P&SVRR - Weber Creek Bridge
Posted March 31, 2020, by Kris Payne (krispayne999 [at] gmail [dot] com)

FYI. The Railroad Trestle over Weber Creek was converted into the El Dorado Trail Bridge in 2009. This Trestle section of the EDT was completed on November 21, 2009.

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P&SVRR - Weber Creek Bridge
Posted June 25, 2015, by Anonymous

I was replying to a note Erik had left in the description field saying that the rail-to-trail category was incorrect because it was a railroad bridge, or something along those lines.

I also silently added the railroad's category so I wouldn't steal his thunder.

P&SVRR - Weber Creek Trestle
Posted June 24, 2015, by Anonymous

The "rail-to-trail" category isn't incorrect, as that category exists on here for railroad bridges that were converted to trail use.