The original narrow-gauge bridge was built around 1885 by the South Pacific Coast railroad under the guise of the Felton & Pescadero Railroad. This bridge was likely cheaply made with redwood piers supporting the bridge. At the turn of the century, the Southern Pacific Railroad replaced the trestle with a prefabricated steel trestle built by the American Bridge Company. The new span was installed on two tall concrete piers placed on either bank of the river. Short redwood pier causeways led to these piers on either bank.
|View of the north pier from the south pier at the Huckleberry Island Trestle.|
|Right-of-way approaching the Huckleberry Island Trestle from the south. Wood and concrete pier visible in distance.|
|Redwood pier with unusually five support trunks.|
|Me standing on the reword pier with the concrete pier in the background.|