Temporary Bridge, Devil's Gate, Weber from Below
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"202 Temporary Bridge Devils 165 [165 is crossed out] Gate Weber from below" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: No 202 Temporary Bridge Devil's Gate Weber from below (Scratched on negative) Image Description: See title. Physical Description: "Imperial Plate" collodion glass negative, 10"X13 ". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads

"The first bridge across Weber River at Devil's Gate was washed out shortly before the celebration at Promontory. The bridge had to be repaired before officials could get across and attend the Promontory celebration. The necessity to rebuild the bridge delayed the ceremonies for two days. The photograph shows the temporary bridge. Negative numbers 202, 204, 210 also show the temporary bridge. A brief description of the problems with the Devil's Gate Bridge can be found in Bain, Empire Express, pages 651 and 657-8; and in Klein, Union Pacific, pages 219-20." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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