Devil's Gate Bridge, Weber, General View
5 HIGH x 7.9375 WIDE x 0.125 DEEP
(12.7 HIGH x 0.32 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"400 164 [164 is crossed out] Devils gate Bridge Weber general view," inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: Devil's Gate Bridge Image Description: (s400) see Title Physical Description: Stereographic collodion glass plate negative. Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads. Remarks: listed in Sedgwick's catalogue as "Devil's Gate Bridge General view".

"The first Devil's Gate Bridge was put up quickly so the railroad would be complete but it was made of simple timber with supports in the river; it was deemed unstable and had to be replaced by a more sturdy bridge which spanned the river without needing supports. The bridge washout delayed the ceremonies at Promontory. This stereograph shows the speed and power of the river that damaged the first bridge. Stereograph number 409. Devil's Gate Bridge, Perspective View shows a closer view of this bridge and 408. Perspective View of Combination Bridge, Devil's Gate shows the newer, more secure bridge. See also other photographs of the Devil's Gate Bridge." 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

Bookmark and Share