California Highway 1 bridge across Russian Gulch near Fort Bragg

Caboose at Parkfield CA

The Kissmobile

Covered bridge, Butte County CA

March 2017 views of the William Sell Bridge from the old road that runs beneath it 1

Dick's Artifacts Photos 3

(Man-made Objects; page 3 of 5)

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Artifacts 5: Clovis, Sacramento, St. Louis

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Bridges & Tunnels

Along Highway 70 by the Feather River

Feather River highway bridge, with railroad bridge below

Old piers of 5th Street Bridge

Along California Highway 70 by the Feather River

Feather River highway bridge, with railroad bridge below

Old piers of 5th Street Bridge in Mariposa CA

   

A dramatic double-bridge complex

the RR bridge is actually well above the highway bridge

Railroad bridge in the two-bridge complex

A dramatic double-bridge complex, first looking east, then west. Although the bridges appear close together, the railroad bridge is actually well above the highway bridge

RR bridge in the two-bridge complex

   

Highway bridge from the railroad grade

Howell Bridge

Highway bridge from the railroad grade

Howell Bridge at Caribou Crossroads on CA 70

Rock work under Howell Bridge

   

Log truck crossing bridge

Covered bridge, Butte County CA

Covered bridge, Butte County CA

Log truck crossing bridge (from Sierra Telephone Co directory)

Covered bridge, Butte County CA

Another view (both by Susan Crandall)

    

California Highway 1 bridge over Russian Gulch

California Highway 1 bridge across Russian Gulch near Fort Bragg

California Highway 1 bridge across Russian Gulch near Fort Bragg

California Highway 1 bridge across Russian Gulch near Fort Bragg

   

Another view of San Joaquin Gorge bridge

Bridge with the San Joaquin River below

Taken while standing on the bridge

Bridge on the River Trail at San Joaquin Gorge (formerly Squaw Leap)

    

The bridge at San Joaquin Gorge (formerly Squaw Leap)

Wood railroad trestle, Chowchilla River at Santa Fe Avenue, Merced-Madera County line

Railroad trestle on Amtrack line

Still another view

Wood railroad trestle, Chowchilla River at Santa Fe Avenue, Merced-Madera County line (main Amtrack line)

   

A new angle on the San Joaquin Gorge bridge, from a trail on the south side

Draw bridge in Duluth Harbor

Lift bridge at Duluth

A new angle on the San Joaquin Gorge bridge, from a trail on the south side

Draw bridge in Duluth Harbor

Lift bridge at Duluth

      

Mackinaw Bridge, upper Michigan

Footbridg on the Shadow of the Giants Trail, Nelder Grove

Another bridge on the trail

Mackinac Bridge, between lower and upper Michigan

Footbridge on the Shadow of the Giants Trail, Nelder Grove

Another Shadow of the Giants bridge (Sierra National Forest)

    

William Sell Bridge, Highway 49, Mariposa County CA

Bridge on the Sphinx Creek Trail, Kings Canyon National Park

Crooked River gorge (green old bridge; red new)

William Sell Bridge, Highway 49, Mariposa County CA (source unknown)

Bridge on the Sphinx Creek Trail, Kings Canyon National Park

Bridges over Crooked River gorge (old bridge is green; red one new)

   

Crooked River railroad bridge

Bridge on the Old Town Trail, Clovis CA Bridge over the trail (or tunnel under Herndon Avenue)

Crooked River railroad bridge

Bridge on the Old Town Trail, Clovis CA Bridge over the trail (or tunnel under Herndon Avenue)
     
Bridge across the Nature Trail at San Joaquin Gorge Bridge across North Fork of the San Joaquin River at Sheep Crossing Bridge over Merced River at Briceburg
Bridge across the Nature Trail at San Joaquin Gorge Bridge across North Fork of the San Joaquin River at Sheep Crossing Bridge over Merced River at Briceburg
  
Temporary bridge across Merced River bypassing Ferguson Rock Slide Highway 140 bridge over South Fork of Merced River, main river in background Bridge at Slate Creek, Highway 140, between Briceburg and El Portal
Temporary bridge across Merced River bypassing Ferguson Rock Slide Highway 140 bridge over South Fork of Merced River, main river in background Bridge at Slate Creek, Highway 140, between Briceburg and El Portal
     
Railroad bridge over Soquel Creek The Rainbow Bridge over the Chowchilla River, Road 800, Madera County Trimmer Springs bridge over Sycamore Creek
Railroad bridge over Soquel Creek,  Capitola/Santa Cruz area The Rainbow Bridge over the Chowchilla River, Road 800, Madera County (replaced about 1985) (photographer unknown)

Trimmer Springs bridge over Sycamore Creek at Pine Flat Lake, Fresno County, CA

   
The bridge near the southern approach to Parkfield The bridge north of town on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road A closer look
The bridge near the southern approach to Parkfield The bridge north of town on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road A closer look
   
William Sell Bridge construction, Highway 49 over East Fork, Chowchilla River View of the bridge from nearby vista point Bridge below in 2009 showing original bridge
William Sell Bridge construction, Highway 49 over East Fork, Chowchilla River (Hazel Estel photo) View of the bridge from nearby vista point (Hazel Estel) Bridge from below in 2009 showing original bridge (Susan Crandall
   
This view shows why the structure won an award for design Royal Gorge Bridge over Arkansas River in Colorado Royal Gorge Bridge from below
This view shows why the structure won an award for design (Crandall photo)

Royal Gorge Bridge over Arkansas River in Colorado (Hazel Estel)

Royal Gorge Bridge from below
    
Bridge over the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans Bridge on Highway 1 in Oregon
Bridge over the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans (Teri Liddle photo) Bridge on Highway 1 in Oregon
   
San Mateo Bridge, Bay Area Bagby Bridge, Mariposa County, early 20th Century Iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on State Highway 1 in Big Sur
San Mateo Bridge, Bay Area

Bagby Bridge, Mariposa County, early 20th Century

Iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on State Highway 1 in Big Sur

   
New bridge on California Highway 1 replaces one destroyed by a rock slide Rustic bridge on White Rock Road in Mariposa County Foot bridge over Old Friant Road near the San Joaquin River
New bridge on California Highway 1 replaces one destroyed by a rock slide

Rustic bridge on White Rock Road in Mariposa County

Foot bridge over Old Friant Road near the San Joaquin River

   
A very small bridge Tunnel just above Yosemite Valley on Big Oak Flat Road 1 Tunnel just above Yosemite Valley on Big Oak Flat Road 2

A very small bridge on the San Joaquin River Trail

Tunnel just above Yosemite Valley on Big Oak Flat Road; note red car entering in first photo and emerging in second one

  
William Sell Bridge, with a dusting of snow on the highest hills A closer look at the bridge Trimmer Springs Road bridge over Sycamore Creek from high above
William Sell Bridge, with a dusting of snow on the highest hills A closer look at the bridge Trimmer Springs Road bridge over Sycamore Creek from high above
      
Piedra Road bridge over the Kings River
Piedra Road bridge over the Kings River below Pine Flat Reservoir
  
Bridge at the start of Rancheria Falls Trail near Huntington Lake Teri on the bridge over Granite Creek Bridge over the Kings River on the Zumwalt Meadow trail
Bridge at the start of Rancheria Falls Trail near Huntington Lake Teri on the bridge over Granite Creek, Kings Canyon National Park Bridge over the Kings River on the Zumwalt Meadow trail
   
Dick on the bridge across Sheep Creek Swinging bridge over the South Fork of the Merced River at Wawona Bridge over the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon
Dick on the bridge across Sheep Creek above Kings Canyon

Swinging bridge over the South Fork of the Merced River at Wawona

Bridge over the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon (J. Lemos)
      
Bridge over a small branch of the San Joaquin River near Lost Lake Bridge on the Corral Trail, Henry Coe State Park
Boardwalk on the hiking trail east of Courtright Reservoir

Bridge over a small branch of the San Joaquin River near Lost Lake

Bridge on the Corral Trail, Henry Coe State Park
    
March 2017 views of the William Sell Bridge from the old road that runs beneath it 1 March 2017 views of the William Sell Bridge from the old road that runs beneath it 2 March 2017 views of the William Sell Bridge from the old road that runs beneath it 3
March 2017 views of the William Sell Bridge from the old road that runs beneath it
     
The old road and bridge, still used for access to nearby homes Bridge over Big Creek on Trimmer Springs Road A distant view of the Big Creek bridge
The old road and bridge, still used for access to nearby homes Bridge over Big Creek on Trimmer Springs Road A distant view of the Big Creek bridge
    
Bridge over the San Joaquin River between North Fork and Auberry (by Wes Thiessen) Bridge over Dinkey Creek at Balch Camp

    

Railroad

Caboose at Parkfield CA

Amtrack arriving in Fresno

Train passing through Mojave Narrows Park

Caboose at Parkfield CA

Amtrack arriving in Fresno

Train passing through Mojave Narrows

   

Engine 45 on the famous Skunk Train from Ft. Bragg to Willits CA

The Skunk Train's colorful tender

More of the Skunk Train's rolling stock - the "motorcar"

Engine 45 on the famous Skunk Train from Ft. Bragg to Willits CA

The Skunk Train's colorful tender

More of the Skunk Train's rolling stock - the "motorcar"

   

Skunk going around a curve

Skunk train engine's driving wheels

Engine on display at museum near Skunk Train station

Skunk going around a curve

Skunk train engine's driving wheels

Engine on display at museum near Skunk Train station

   

Engine on display at Ione CA

"Whistling Billy" at Coulterville, Mariposa County CA

On the Royal Gorge train, Canon City CO

Engine on display at Ione CA

"Whistling Billy" at Coulterville, Mariposa County CA

On the Royal Gorge train, Canon City CO

   

Rolling through the Gorge

BNSF freight train crossing trestle at Berenda Slough & Santa Fe Avenue

Tank cars on the BNSF line

Rolling through the Gorge

BNSF freight train crossing trestle at Berenda Slough & Santa Fe Avenue

Tank cars on the BNSF line

    

Tim, Teri & Mikie Liddle in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, 2001

Train going through Bakersfield in the 1960s

Wood railroad trestle, Chowchilla River at Santa Fe Avenue, Merced-Madera County line

Tim, Teri & Mikie Liddle in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, 2001

Train going through Bakersfield in the 1960s

Wood railroad trestle, Chowchilla River at Santa Fe Avenue, Merced-Madera County line

     
Interurban railroad from Toledo west to Metamora OH The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Train going over the Tehachapis near Keene, CA
Interurban railroad from Toledo west to Metamora OH (photographer unknown) The Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Train going over the Tehachapi Mountains near Keene, CA

    
Trestle over the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains Amtrak near Santa Fe Avenue and White Rock Road in Merced County Caboose at Raymond CA (Jennifer Neely photo)

Trestle over the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Amtrak near Santa Fe Avenue and White Rock Road in Merced County

Caboose at Raymond CA (Jennifer Neely photo)
   
Elevated railroad line near St. Louis Missouri
Elevated railroad line near St. Louis Missouri

 

Vehicles

Classic cars on display at the2006 Huck Finn's Jubilee in Victorville

Classic cars on display at the2006 Huck Finn's Jubilee in Victorville

Classic cars on display at the2006 Huck Finn's Jubilee in Victorville

Classic cars on display at the 2006 Huck Finn's Jubilee in Victorville

   

Classic cars on display at the2006 Huck Finn's Jubilee in Victorville

Studebakers headed for Texas for rehabilitation

The Kissmobile

Ford V8 Grill

Studebakers headed to Texas for rehabilitation

The Kissmobile visits Arches National Park (drivers gave out samples!)

   

Classic cars on display at the2006 Plymouth Bluegrass Festival

Classic cars on display at the2006 Plymouth Bluegrass Festival

Classic cars on display at the2006 Plymouth Bluegrass Festival

Classic cars on display at the 2006 Plymouth Bluegrass Festival

1930 Ford at Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

Popcorn wagon at Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival

Gail Fitch's 1955 Milk Truck

1930 Ford at Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

Popcorn wagon at Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival in Victorville

Gail Fitch's 1955 Milk Truck

   

Ford 1930 Model A Sport Coupe

Ford C600

Jets parked at Mojave Airport

Ford 1930 Model A Sport Coupe

The Ford C600

Jets parked at Mojave Airport

   

Steve McCullough's Harley

Old truck at Bass Pro Shop, Baton Rouge LA

A red and white beauty from the past

Steve McCullough's Harley

Old truck at Bass Pro Shop, Baton Rouge LA

A red and white beauty from the past

   

Old tractor at San Martin-Ludewig Ranch Park

Close-up of metal tread

1930 Ford Model A

Old tractor at San Martin-Ludewig Ranch Park

Close-up of metal tread

Ford Model A at annual car show, 2009 Plymouth Bluegrass Festival

   

1955 Ford Crown Victoria

The Mighty Sampson

A true antique  - the Stanley Steamer

1955 Ford Crown Victoria

The Mighty Samson

A true antique  - the Stanley Steamer

   

1928 Graham Brothers truck was used on a local ranch

1921-23 Harley J model

Antique, but a beauty

1928 Graham Brothers truck was used on a ranch in San Diego County

1921-23 Harley J model at Parkfield, May 2010

A blue antique beauty at Parkfield

   

Antique fire engine at Auberry CA, Fresno County

The state fire agency claims the CDF lettering is forgery

Tired Jimmy at Parkfield

Antique fire engine at Auberry CA, Fresno County

The state fire agency claims the CDF lettering is forgery

Tired Jimmy at Parkfield

    

Model T Truck

The same truck, two years later

Model T Truck

The same truck, two years later 1914 Ford at MCHS Centennial in 2014
     

Ford truck in field by Auberry Road, Fresno County CA

Model of old motorcycle Something to dig with

Ford truck in field by Auberry Road, Fresno County CA

Model of old motorcycle Something to dig with
  
Highway bridge from the railroad grade

Engine on display at museum near Skunk Train station

1921-23 Harley J model

Teri on the bridge over Granite Creek

Iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on State Highway 1 in Big Sur

 

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