Friday, June 29, 2007



OLD  IRON ...  

Looking   for  history  of  a very  old  iron  bridge  located  on  now  abandoned  right of way  of   the old  MARCOLA  BRANCH  at  the  crossing  of  the  McKENZIE  RIVER  near Springfeld, Oregon.       I  belive  this  same  iron  bridge  was  first used  on  the   old  CPRR's  main line  in  Nevada ? ... And  later  was  moved  by  the  SPCo  to  near  HORNBROOK, CA. on  the  old  OREGON  &   CALIFORNIA  RR  Main  line  crossing  of  the  KLAMATH  RIVER. The  builder  of  this   interresting   bridge  was  the   PHOENIX  BRIDGE  CO.  of   PHOENIXVILLE, PA.            Anything  you  might  know  about  this   bridge  would  be  most  helpful.  



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


A little searching on line will turn up at least two Phoenix bridge catalogs - as PDFs, one from 1873  and one from 1885

I can't say for sure, but it is possible that if you research among the SP bridge records at the Califonria State Railroad Museum you may find more historical spacifically info on your bridge.  The library is open Tuesday through Saturday between 1:00 and 5:00.  (Closed July 4.)


7/03/2007 4:32 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "John Snyder"

... Lewis MacArthur in Portland [is] a good source of info on Phoenix bridges on the SP in Oregon.

John Snyder, White Ensign Models

7/04/2007 1:24 PM  

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