1 Shot Wednesday: Trestle Bridge

Verdeย  Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale, Arizona
Clarkdale, Arizona is 20 minutes outside of Sedona. If you come to visit the infamous ghost town Jerome or stop at Old Town Cottonwood to sample wine or a tasting at a brewery, one popular attraction is to head out into the Sycamore Wilderness Canyon by train. The trestle bridge stops for couples who want to say their marriage vows (Jim and I did this in 2018). It is a unique and relaxing way to see the vast space that North Central Arizona has to offer.ย 

40 Comments on “1 Shot Wednesday: Trestle Bridge

    • Thanks, Pete. In today’s picture, this is a different trip and we were obviously at the end of the line. People get excited about trestle bridges, although, I can’t fathom why…

      Liked by 1 person

      • I have been excited about some bridges, but maybe not that type. Tower Bridge in London is still the best bridge in the world, as far as I am concerned. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

        Like

          • Well each to their own of course. The Tyne and the Sydney bridges were designed by London firm Mott, Hay and Anderson and both were built by Middlesbrough contractors Dorman Long, which went on to become British Steel. Both bridges are said to have been inspired by another, older bridge – New York Cityโ€™s Hell Gate Bridge, a steel railway bridge crossing the East River, designed by Gustav Lindenthal a Czech emigre to the States. It was completed in 1916, officially opening the following year. I love these architectural connections between nations, beats charming for me ๐Ÿ˜Š but yeah, Tower Bridge is quite spectacular!

            Like

  1. You can’t beat a scenic railway journey, it’s so much more relaxing than driving. I’m sure I’d enjoy a trip to Old Town Cottonwood.

    Like

  2. Very nice. We’ve got some incredible trestle bridges up here in Canada. Bet there’s still quite a few in the US too. Unfortunately all of the early trestle bridges were built from wood. Eventually quite a few have burnt down. Lost for good.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I visited Jerome and posted a blog about it, but didn’t know about the train – I would have loved that…a magical part of our country!

    Like

    • I remember your post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, you and Alex would love it. I recommend the full moon night trip. 2 hours out the sun sets and lights up the rocks. Then on the way back, it’s dark and the moon and stars are magnificent.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful shot as always Cindy ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking at these photos is like relaxation for the eyes – they take you to some place wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

  5. It’s too modern to be anybody’s choice but the Millau Viaduct, the Viaduc de Millau in south central France is the tallest in the world and is worth a quick google, if I can put it that way. More interesting than bridges though, are the two railway engines pulling all those carriages. Is the second one of them in permanent reverse gear?

    Like

    • Yes. The ride goes 2 hours into the wilderness and arrives at Perkinsville, a hamlet of a place. The engineers switch to the other engine and we head “backwards” to our original destination.

      Like

I โ™ฅ comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: