Dale Creek [Bridge] from Above
4.9375 HIGH x 8 WIDE x 0.125 DEEP
(12.54 HIGH x 0.32 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"103 Dale Cree[k] B[ridge] from above," inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: 103 Dale Creek Bridge from above (Scratched on Negative) Image Description: (s103) See title. Building in ravine. Physical Description: Stereographic collodion glass plate negative, 5"X8". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads. Remarks: Title from S.J. Sedgwick's "Catalogue": Dale Creek Bridge, from above.

"The Dale Creek Bridge was one of the marvels of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was 650 feet long and 120 feet high. The structure was so unstable that it swayed in the wind. Later photographs show that the railroad attached guide wires to counteract this swaying. Although no mishaps were reported, trains were only allowed to cross going 4 miles an hour (or less)--see Russell's large format photograph number 30." 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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