Marent Trestle, Height 226 Feet, Highest Trestle on NPRR - c. 1883


Marent Trestle, Height 226 Feet, Highest Trestle on NPRR - Davidson

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This wooden trestle, completed in 1883, was short-lived, replaced by an iron trestle in 1884 - 1885. It appears this photo was taken as the trestle neared completion, as detail view 1 shows a work crew - perhaps laying the track. Like many of the high wooden trestles, this one was replaced due to structural issues and to increase resistance to fire. Impressively, the 1885 iron version still stands, and is now used for Montana Rail Link's Evaro Hill Line.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1076
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Montana
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Construction, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.6 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 243