Massive Transcontinental Railroad Bridge

SECTION OF THE LONG RAVINE TRESTLE BRIDGE, FROM BELOW, 120 FEET HIGH. CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD [caption title].

San Francisco: Thomas Houseworth & Co, n.d., ca. 1870.

Price: $250.00


About the item

Single stereocard, 3½ x 7 inches. Massive Transcontinental Railroad Bridge. Stereo image mounted onto printed orange cardstock. Slight wear at edges. Very good.

Item #354322

A very attractive single stereocard image of the Central Pacific Railroad's "Long Ravine Trestle Bridge." The bridge is located in Nevada County, California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, just west of the Nevada state line. The image comes from a set sixty-two stereocards created by Thomas Houseworth & Company for the railroad some time after the railroads completion, in 1869. According to the website of the Central Pacific Railroad (www.cprr.org), the Houseworth company produced more than one hundred such stereocards for the railroad, including more than a dozen views of the 878-foot long Trestle Bridge. A nice early stereoscopic image of an engineering wonder from an important American railroad.