|August 2012 (38.896 Degrees, -121.0805 Degrees) Auburn Ravine Viaduct|
When they were first constructing the railroad through Auburn (in the 1860s), they had to make some deep cuts west of town and they built a long (100 ft tall by 500 ft long) timber trestle bridge across Deep Gulch east of town. The trestle bridge is now gone but Bloomer Cut, which is 800 ft long and 63 ft deep remains in use today. All of this work was done with horses, dynamite, and Chinese laborers. By the time the railroad was complete, 20,000 workers had been brought over from Southern China.
Placer County, California Bridges: Auburn Ravine Viaduct across I-80 (3) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.