Shoshone County, Idaho

The Sierra Nevada Branch

An abandoned railroad line in Shoshone County, Idaho, known as The Sierra Nevada Branch, of which .85 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Idaho by the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company and the Union Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 13489 Date: 10/10/1941 Section: 1
App. of Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company for abandonment of a portion of its Sierra Nevada Branch in Shoshone County, Idaho a distance of 0.85 of a mile and for Union Pacific Railroad Company to abandon operations over same.
Length: 0.85 miles Citation: 249 ICC 631  

Question: What water was the bridge over, and approximately how high was the bridge? Also, what period of time was the railroad functional over this bridge?

Thank you so much for your response.

Fran Pallesen
Evergreen, CO


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