Dale Creek Bridge from Above
3.25 HIGH x 3.25 WIDE x 0.125 DEEP
(8.25 HIGH x 0.32 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"103 from above" handwritten in ink at bottom left on front lantern slide edge. "Dale Creek Bridge from 103. [103 crossed out] - " handwritten in ink at bottom on back lantern slide edge.

"Dale Creek Bridge from above #103". Old Number may be Russell negative number. See donor file.

"103. Dale Creek Bridge from Above" title per Glenn Willumson. "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.

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