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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, before the center pier was built. Construction of this bridge started in September 1888 and was opened to rail traffic in September of 1890. This Red Rock Cantilever Bridge was used by the railroad until 1945 when a new bridge was built. This photo was taken from the east bank of the river, the Arizona side, looking up-stream, toward the west riverbank, the California side. 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.

Date: Between 1890 and 1910

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Item Number: 218909
Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #109-103
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218909

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