• Creator
  • Dorsaz & Schwerin
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • In western Washington and other areas with plenty of timber railroad workers built wooden trestles to carry tracks across rivers and ravines. In 1877, the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad built a tall wooden trestle across the deep canyon of May Creek, to get to the Newcastle coalfields. The line's successor, the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, replaced the trestle in 1897 when it changed from narrow to standard gauge track.This 1897 photo show... more
    In western Washington and other areas with plenty of timber railroad workers built wooden trestles to carry tracks across rivers and ravines. In 1877, the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad built a tall wooden trestle across the deep canyon of May Creek, to get to the Newcastle coalfields. The line's successor, the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, replaced the trestle in 1897 when it changed from narrow to standard gauge track.This 1897 photo shows the standard-gauge May Creek Trestle under construction. The older, narrow-gauge trestle (left) was said to be a record-breaking 130 feet high and 1,120 feet long. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle