“Towering timber bridges”

Early railroad trestles were engineering marvels in wood. Before adopting steel for the construction of high and long trestles, engineers designed elaborate and extensive timber truss work to carry the multi-ton trains across rivers and valleys. This photo essay shows some of these early examples in the United States.

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They built them BIG! Trestle railroad bridges of the 1800s

By Strangeness

The Vintage News

June 20, 2016

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