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Curved Trestle Bridge

Utah Railway was created in 1912 to provide improved service to the coal mines of western Carbon and Emery counties. Tracks from Hiawatha to the Utah Railway junction near Martin were completed in Oct. 1914. A steel girder bridge 135 ft. high, 634 ft. long and on a 60 percent curve was constructed in order to span Gordon Creek. This remains the longest steel girder bridge of its height in the state of Utah. Original trains were 50 ton capacity cars pulled by steam locomotives. But this same bridge supports todays 100 ton capacity steel cars and 105 ton capacity aluminum cars pulled by modern diesel locomotives. Utah Railway began as a single commodity railroad and remains so today.

This historic marker is located at the Helper Museum at 294 South Main Street in Helper, Utah and was dedicated by the Matt Warner Chapter 1900 of E Clampus Vitus on July 11, 1998.