|February 2013 (38.7084 Degrees, -120.8136 Degrees) Southern Pacific Viaduct|
A closer look at the towers on the Southern Pacific Viaduct over Weber Creek. The bridge is stamped with a date of 1903, making it 110 years old. That was the date when the Camino, Placerville, and Lake Tahoe (CPLT) Shortline Railroad was built to haul lumber out of the El Dorado National Forest. The history of the railway can be found on this Wikepedia Website.
The CPLT was owned by the Michigan-California Lumber Company. In 1986 the Southern Pacific abandoned the Placerville Branch, eliminating the CPLT's access to a national rail network. Scrapping of the CPLT began in 1986, but fortunately, they didn't scrap this enormous viaduct, which besides a little rust seems as good as new.
El Dorado County, California Bridges: Southern Pacific Viaduct across Weber Creek (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.