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The construction site of the Pit River Bridge, built to carry the railroad on its lower deck, and the highway above. (The highway became Interstate 5 later.) Today, the piers are hidden in Shasta Lake. For the railroad realignment, arms of Shasta Lake had to be bridged at seven locations. More than 60 years ago, Southern Pacific could build these bridges in a dry valley.

Photographer: Jervie Henry Eastman. © University of California, Davis. Used with permission.
This photo is part of the Eastman's Originals Collection, D-51, stored in the General Library, Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Davis.

Last modified: 2003-08-19