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Near Craigmont in Lewis County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Railroad Trestles

 
 
Railroad Trestles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
1. Railroad Trestles Marker
Inscription.  In order to cross Lawyer’s Canyon and other Camas Prairie gorges, a series of high railroad bridges was (sic) built in 1908.
This highway goes past two of them here. Most were timber, but a metal structure, 1500 feet long and 296 feet high, was needed here. A long high wooden trestle also crossed a nearby side canyon. North Idaho’s Camas Prairie Railroad -- a joint Northern Pacific and Union Pacific venture -- served this region for eight decades.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 371.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 46° 12.054′ N, 116° 24.918′ W. Marker is near Craigmont, Idaho, in Lewis County. Marker is on U.S. 95 at milepost 268 near Evergreen Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Craigmont ID 83523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Lawyer's Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Craigmont (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Craigmont (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lewis and Clark (approx. 8.6 miles away); Railroad Tunnels (approx. 12.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lewis and Clark (approx. 12.8 miles away); Seventeen Volunteers (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Craigmont.
 
Railroad Trestles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
2. Railroad Trestles Marker
Marker on the right
Lawyer's Canyon Trestle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
3. Lawyer's Canyon Trestle
Railroad Trestles Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vintage Postcard
4. Railroad Trestles Viaduct
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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