The Big Fill

The Big Fill (HM1JB9)

Location: Corinne, UT 84307 Box Elder County
Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.429', W 112° 28.783'

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Competing for fame and money, the two railroads constructed over 250 miles of parallel grade. Here the Central Pacific built the Big Fill before Congress gave final construction rights to the Union Pacific. Afterward, the U.P. sold the tracks through here to the C.P., which moved the road from the trestle to the fill.
250 teams of horses and 500 men worked nearly two months to complete the Big Fill. 500 feet long and 170 feet deep, it required almost 10,000 yards of material.
HM NumberHM1JB9
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 376764 N 4610918
Decimal Degrees41.64048333, -112.47971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.429', W 112° 28.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 25.74" N, 112° 28' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Golden Spike Dr N, Corinne UT 84307, US
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