Monday, June 24, 2013

Riley Creek Trestle

Along the Alaska Railroad at milepost 347.8 just south of the Denali Park Depot and train station is the Riley Creek Trestle.  The steel viaduct was completed in March, 1922. It is 570' long and 98' high, and the second highest bridge on the Alaska Railroad.

Riley Creek, looking east.

The trestle, looking north.

View from the river, looking east.

The northbound passenger train.

The blue and yellow Alaska Railroad cars.

One of the older ARR dome cars.

McKinley Explorer dome cars,

Close up of McKinley full length dome car.

Trestle looking south.

Looking up from below.

Amazing construction.

The concrete base.


A lone telegraph pole still stands.

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