The Big Trestle

The Big Trestle (HM1JBA)

Location: Corinne, UT 84307 Box Elder County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.422', W 112° 28.779'

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Lacking time to fill the ravine before you, Union Pacific crews built the bridge shown in the photo. One reporter said that nothing he could write "would convey an idea of the flimsy character of that structure."
You can still see the abutments, and across the canyon, the bedrock shelves where the log uprights were placed.
The trestle, about 400 feet long and 85 feet high, took 38 days to build. It was completed May 5, 1869, and used for about 6 months. Afterwards the Big Fill just up the canyon, was used for the permanent route.
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
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Date Added Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 376769 N 4610905
Decimal Degrees41.64036667, -112.47965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.422', W 112° 28.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 25.32" N, 112° 28' 46.74" 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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