Friday, February 24, 2017

Old bridges near Caldwell Idaho

Here is a Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) of a three span bridge crossing the Boise River near Caldwell. Written on the back "Idaho OSL Railroad" and "West of Caldwell one mi crossing Boise River." We see an Oregon Short Line (OSL) train on the bridge at the time of the photograph.
In a quick search of other photos of mine and online I have not yet confirmed if the bridge still exists or location. Comparing photos as I write. If the bridge experts have any ideas please let me know.
This third photo below is one I lightened up and gave a bit more contrast.
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1 comment:

Patricia said...

I think this link to Google Maps shows a picture of where the bridge used to be:,+ID/@43.6774808,-116.7027498,205m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x54afb2bb781a17cb:0x6edc428b43754d9c!8m2!3d43.6629384!4d-116.6873596

This spot along the Boise River is be about a mile northwest of the Caldwell train depot, which is at 7th and Main Streets.

A very similar bridge spans the Boise River at Canyon Hill not far away:,+ID/@43.6886655,-116.6879977,3a,60y,48.07h,78.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgxvzhjKZyUbVb5yF8P_2NQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x54afb2bb781a17cb:0x6edc428b43754d9c!8m2!3d43.6629384!4d-116.6873596!6m1!1e1

The two bridges were likely built during the same time period.