Old Trestle over the beach by: Robert Syms www.symsphotography.com

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artseacottage on August 20, 2007

you got the location right, but it is not a railroad bridge. It is the old bridge used by the now closed Georgia Pacific Lumber mill in Fort Bragg to haul logs via truck from the forrests north of Fort Bragg near 1o Mile River to the mill in Fort Bragg. It is now under reconstruction by California State Parks for pedestrian use from Glass Beach area to MacKerricher State Park.

artseacottage on August 20, 2007

you got the location right, but it is not a railroad bridge. It is the old bridge used by the now closed Georgia Pacific Lumber mill in Fort Bragg to haul logs via truck from the forrests north of Fort Bragg near 1o Mile River to the mill in Fort Bragg. It is now under reconstruction by California State Parks for pedestrian use from Glass Beach area to MacKerricher State Park.

astilbe on February 1, 2008

This is the bridge over Pudding Creek. The locals I know have always refered to it as the Pudding Creek Trestle (the highway 1 overpass at Puddng Creek is called the bridge, this picture is usually called the trestle). But in fact it was part of the old logging road used to bring cut logs to Mackerricher State Park where there was a pier, to be loaded on ships for San Francisco. The Haul road was open to car traffic on weekends as recently as the late 70's. Now it's open to pedestrians, bikes and horses, but many people use it to get to Fort Bragg by bicycle from Cleone, a ride of about 1.5 miles. The Haul road is part of a planned trail along the coast, which most recently was increased by the purchase of a 100ft wide swath through the Georgia Pacific Mill Property in Fort Bragg. If all goes well we will be seeing Fort Bragg from vantage points few have seen in town. The Haul Road is intact a little past Mackerricher State Park and there are plans (hopes?) to extend the Haul road to Ten Mile bridge. The renovation of the bridge was finished in the late fall of 2007. It's a wonderful walk.

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  • Uploaded on March 24, 2007
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    by rsyms
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2006/03/21 19:16:04
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 12.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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