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Moss' crossing linked continent by rail

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005 10:00 pm

Historical Photograph Collection
Lathrop photographer J. B. Atwood took this early photograph of the first railroad bridge to span the San Joaquin River at Mossdale. The bridge, built in 1869, was the final link in the transcontinental railroad that made travel possible from the East Coast to the edge of San Francisco Bay in Oakland. The wooden tower in the center sat on a turntable that swung parallel to the riverbank to allow steamboats to pass. The remaining portion of the span was one of only three covered bridges constructed in San Joaquin County.Photo Courtesy of Bank of Stockton



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