Chinaman's Arch

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Chinaman's Arch

Chinaman's Arch

It has been said that without the Chinese labourers the transcontinental railroad could not have been built. It was at Promontory Summit that the two railroads met and the final - golden - spike was driven on 10th May 1869. This arch was named in recognition of these labourers. It is located at Golden Spike National Historic Site. The span is 11 feet and the height is 12 feet.