The Jughandle Creek trestle was completed early in 1884, under the direction of engineers and bridge builders from the Central Pacific Railroad. This huge wooden trestle was 1,000 feet long, 146 feet high, 82 feet wide at the base, and 12 feet wide at the top. At the time, it was one of the largest and tallest structures of its kind.
The earthquake of 1906 caused the trestle to “collapse like a row of dominoes” but it was quickly rebuilt closely following the original specifications.
Walking Tours of Historic Mendocino – Join our expert docents for a stroll and lively commentary. You’ll pass by early pioneer homes, historic meeting places, and buildings that make up the the Mendocino Historic District.