Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Big Trestle
You can still see the abutments, and across the canyon, the bedrock shelves where the log uprights were placed.
The trestle, about 400 feet long and 85 feet high, took 38 days to build. It was completed May 5, 1869, and used for about 6 months. Afterwards the Big Fill just up the canyon, was used for the permanent route.
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Location. 41° 38.422′ N, 112° 28.779′ W. Marker is in Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from West Golden Spike Drive North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Fill (a few steps from this marker); The Track that United the States (approx. 0.3 miles away); The “Orange Special” Wreck (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Fill Trail Chinese Arch (approx. one mile away); The Last Cut (approx. 1½ miles away); 10 Miles of Track (approx. 3.7 miles away); Competition 1869 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Golden Spike National Historic Site on the Big Fill Trail, Stop 6. Pick up a guidebook at the Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitors Center.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.