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October 3, 2017

The Cedar River logging trestle, 203 feet high & 843 feet long, in Washington State, ca. 1917

(Photo by Darius Kinsey)

Completed shortly before this photo was taken by Darius Kinsey, the Cedar River trestle was exceptionally high for a pole-built trestle. A careful look shows that the structure was built in two "stories", each consisting of single vertical poles about a hundred feet long. The trestle was built by Pacific States Lumber Company to bring railway access to its company town, Selleck, located in southeast King County.

And it seems they were made like this:

(Photo by Darius Kinsey)


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