Jug Handle Creek Trestle
Five miles south of Fort Bragg on Route you will find the Jug Handle State Reserve. What is now a state park was once the site of the tallest wooden trestle bridge in the world. It spanned the Jug Handle Creek. Built over Jug Handle Creek in 1884 by the Caspar Lumber Company to reach logs in Hare Creek to the north of Caspar the trestle was 1000 feet long and the rails were 160 feet above the creek. During dry weather, locomotives sprayed water onto the trestles as they approached to reduce the possibility of smoldering sparks from the smokestack igniting the trestle.
This picture shows a steam engine ("loco" they used to say) perched on the top of the trestle. The loco (her name is Daisy) has been refurbished and she is displayed in the Depot in downtown Fort Bragg.