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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7620285540_9fb356bf13_z.jpg
Now try putting a model of this on the layout and see what happens!.

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GULP!

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I believe that is the SP main line crossing over I80 at Auburn, CA.

That bridge is even bigger and more complicated than it looks in the photo!


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Hi Scott

This is a worrying thought on 'crazy bridge of the day'.

I rely on Jose for ACURATE model making information !

Is this bridge CRAZY as Jose maintains ?

Or is the bridge just big & complicated ?

Perhaps we need a vet. like John Allen to bridge the gap here.

If yer gonna do a bridge...
...do it BIG & CRAZY right ?

?

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As legend goes, when the need to widen the road arose,
the footings for the trestle (top part) were on the way
so the RR just slapped another bridge under it and called it a day!

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HOLY SH%T !!...whatta bridge. Jose, you always find the coolest stuff.

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A nice find indeed.

Scott, you're right about the location.

Jose, I think you're about the legend too.

With the help of google streetview / maps I've got some photo's from a different point of view.

You can see that the upper bridge has a bigger beam in the middle, that was not necessary if it was designed like it is now.

Personaly I wonder how they deal with temperature expansion.
There are some bearing blocks between the two bridges but I can't see them under the lower bridge???

And why did they use ballast on the bridge?
The extra weight makes that the construction has to be extra heavy too.
There other solutions for that.


Here are the photo's from google:














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Alwin:
thanks for the extra pics. From the new angles seems that the addition is somewhat wider than necessary also. Jose.



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Just got a great look at the bridge from google maps.

search: andrews st. auburn, ca.

It should put you right there.



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