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This black and white photograph is of the Atlantic & Pacific RR Co. Western Division, Red Rock Cantilever Bridge over the Colorado River in at Topock, Arizona. Clearly visible is the additional center-span pier that was installed in 1910. This photo was taken from the west bank of the river, California side, looking down stream toward the east riverbank, the Arizona side. This Red Rock Cantilever Bridge was used by the railroad until 1945 when a new bridge was built. The Atlantic & Pacific RR Co. Western Division was eventually bought and became part of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, and by 1902 the Atlantic & Pacific RR Co. Western Division was no more. Note the arch bridge structure in the background, behind & down-stream of the Red Rock Cantilever Bridge. This arch bridge structure was built in 1916 as the "Old Trails" highway bridge, which became Route US Highway 66.

Date: Between 1916 and 1945

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Item Number: 218908
Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #108-102
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218908

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