At a height of 150 feet, this bridge in Dale Creek, Wyoming, sometimes swayed in strong winds. The longest trestle on the Union Pacific Railroad's line, its soaring height and stilt-like supports still inspire awe. William Henry Jackson hiked partway into the dry, inhospitable creekbed to make this image, pointing his camera upward to maximize the bridge's height and to highlight the Union Pacific's engineering achievement.


  • Title: Dale Creek Bridge, Union Pacific Railway
  • Creator: William Henry Jackson
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Physical Dimensions: 43 × 53.7 cm (16 15/16 × 21 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 85.XM.5.34
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: William Henry Jackson (American, 1843 - 1942)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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