Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway

Reporting mark: SPS
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Built as a joint venture by the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway to build a railroad along the north bank of the Columbia River.

Banks-Vernonia Trail - Buxton Trestle (Washington County, Oregon)
Built 1920
Timber stringer bridge over Mendenhall Creek on Banks-Vernonia Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Banks-Vernonia Trail - OR 47 Overpass (N) (Washington County, Oregon)
Built 1920
Timber trestle bridge over OR-47 on Banks-Vernonia Trail
Open to pedestrians

Banks-Vernonia Trail - OR 47 Overpass (S) (Washington County, Oregon)
Built 1920
Steel stringer bridge over OR 47 on Banks-Vernonia Trail
Open to pedestrians only

BNSF - 14th Avenue Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Temporary bridge built in this location by May, 1910. Current bridge built 1913 for the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SP&S). To Burlington Northern in 1970 merger. To BNSF in 1996. merger.
Deck plate girder bridge over 14th. Avenue on BNSF Spokane Subdivision
Open to traffic

BNSF - Alligator Rock Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Anderson's Tunnel (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Tunnel on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Blum Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Cape Horn Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on BNSF (nee Spokane, Portland & Seattle)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Columbia River Bridge (Clark County, Washington)
Built 1908
Swing span through truss bridge over the Columbia River
Open to traffic

BNSF - Columbia Slough Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1908
Pratt through truss bridge over Columbia Slough on BNSF Railway in Portland
Open to traffic

BNSF - Drano Lake Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Franklin avenue Subway (Deschutes County, Oregon)
Built 1936
Slab bridge on BNSF railroad over Franklin avenue
Open to traffic

BNSF - Hamilton Creek Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Pratt through truss bridge over Hamilton Creek on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Hewitt's Tunnel (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Bridge on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Jackson's Tunnel (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Tunnel on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kennewick-Pasco Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1905, replacing a bridge built in 1887; Lift span added 1954
Parker through truss bridge over Columbia River on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Klickitat River Bridge (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Klickitat River on BNSF Railroad in Lyle
Open to traffic

BNSF - Lewis River Bridge (Clark County, Washington)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Lewis River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Built 1907
Pratt through truss bridge over Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Lyle Tunnel (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Tunnel on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Oregon Slough Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1908
Swing span through truss bridge over Columbia River - Oregon Slough on BNSF Railway in Portland
Open to traffic

BNSF - Owl Rock Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Rock Creek Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Pratt through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Severson Tunnel (Skamania County, Washington)
Tunnel on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Thorpe Road Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Built in 1913 by Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway. To Burlington Northern in 1970 merger. To BNSF in 1996 merger.
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Thorpe Road on BNSF Spokane Subdivision
Open to traffic

BNSF - Tunnel 1.5 (Skamania County, Washington)
Built 1977
Tunnel on BNSF
Open to traffic

BNSF - Twin Crossing Bridge No 1 (Wasco County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Pratt deck truss bridge over Deschutes River
Open to traffic

BNSF - Washougal River Bridge (Clark County, Washington)
Pratt through truss bridge over Washougal River on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - White Salmon River Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Built 1911
Pratt through truss bridge over White Salmon River on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Willamette River Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
1908 Built with swing span, 1989 Vertical lift replaces swing span
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on BNSF Railway Line in Portland
Open to traffic

BNSF - Willow Canyon Trestle (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Willow Creek on BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad northwest of Madras
Open to traffic

BNSF - Wind River Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Pratt through truss bridge over Wind River on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Woldson's Tunnel (Klickitat County, Washington)
Built 1908
Tunnel on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF Columbia Plateau Trail/UP Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Through plate girder section over UP tracks built 1912. Deck plate girder section over Columbia Plateu Trail built 1931.
Deck plate girder bridge over Columbia Plateau Trail & through plate girder span over Union Pacific Railroad on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF-Twin crossing bridge No 2 (Wasco County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Warren deck truss bridge over Deschutes River
Open to traffic

BNSF-Twin crossing tunnel (Wasco County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Tunnel on BNSF railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF/Fish Lake Trail Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Built around 1912 to carry SP&S traffic to Northern Pacific Railway in Marshall over Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation co.
Slab bridge over Fish Lake Trail on BNSF Scribner-Marshall crossover
Open to traffic

BSNF shears bridge highway Over crossing (Wasco County, Oregon)
Pony/through girder bridge over Shears Bridge Highway on BNSF railroad
Open to traffic

Columbia Plateau Trail - Bouvey Canyon Trestle (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1908; abandoned 1987
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Bouvey Canyon on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail - Box Canyon Trestle (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1908; abandoned 1987
Deck plate girder bridge over Box Canyon on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail - Burr Canyon Trestle (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1908, Abandoned 1987, converted 1991
Deck plate girder bridge over Burr Canyon Road on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail - Cow Creek Trestle (Adams County, Washington)
Built 1908; abandoned 1987
Deck plate girder bridge over Cow Creek on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail - WA-26 Overpass (Adams County, Washington)
Abandoned 1987, converted 1991
Bridge over WA-26 on Columbia Plateau Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Columbia Plateau Trail - Wilson Canyon Trestle (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1908; abandoned 1987
Deck plate girder bridge over Wilson Canyon & Wallace Walker Rd. on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail/John Wayne Trail Overpass (Adams County, Washington)
Built in 1913 by the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway to cross the Milwaukee Road (SMStP&P). Abandoned 1989.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over John Wayne Trail on Columbia Plateau Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Klickitat Trail - Fisher Hill Bridge (Klickitat County, Washington)
Deck plate girder bridge over Klickitat River on Klickitat Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Oregon Trunk Railroad Warm Springs Tunnel (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Abandoned tunnel on Formerly Oregon Trunk Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Oregon Trunk railroad Willow canyon tunnel No 1 (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1912 abandoned 1923 blown up by us army soldiers in 1944 as part of a training exercise during ww2
Lost Tunnel
Demolished

Oregon Trunk railroad Willow canyon tunnel No 2 (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1912 abandoned 1923 blown up by us army soldiers in 1944 as part of a training exercise during ww2
Lost Tunnel
Demolished

PNWR - Blind Slough Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1895
Warren through truss bridge over Blind Slough on Portland and Western Railroad
Closed

PNWR - Calapooia River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built in 1908 by the Oregon Electric Railroad
Through truss bridge over Calapooia River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR) in Albany
Open to traffic

PNWR - Clatskanie River Bridge (Columbia County, Oregon)
Built 1897
Warren through truss swing bridge over Clatskanie River on Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) in Clatskanie
Open to traffic

PNWR - Cornelius Pass Railroad Tunnel (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Tunnel under Under Cornelius Pass Road on Portland & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

PNWR - Holcomb Creek Trestle (Washington County, Oregon)
Built ca. 1905 for the interurban Oregon Electric Railway
Timber stringer bridge over Holcomb Creek and Dick Road on Portland and Western Railroad
Open to traffic

PNWR - John Day River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Pony truss bridge over John Day River on Portland & Western Railroad
Open to traffic?

PNWR - Tualatin River Bridge (Washington County, Oregon)
Built 1906
Pratt through truss bridge over Tualatin River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR)
Open to traffic

PNWR - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built Ca. 1910
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR)
Open to traffic

POTB - OR47 Overpass (Washington County, Oregon)
Steel stringer bridge over OR 47 on Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad
Open to traffic

PWNR tide creek bridge (Columbia County, Oregon)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tide Creek
Open to traffic

SPS - Interstate 90 Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Built in 1963 by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. Abandoned in 1971 as a result of line relocations related to 1970 Burlington Northern merger.
Concrete deck girder bridge over Interstate 90 on SP&S railroad grade
Open to pedestrians only

SPS - Skipanon River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1916; Removed 1986
Deck plate girder swing bridge over Skipanon River on Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway
No longer exists

SPS - Tunnel #19 (Spokane County, Washington)
Built 1910. Abandoned 1971. Ends buried.
Lost Tunnel on Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway
Filled in

SPS - Tunnel 13 (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1907 abandoned 1951
Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned Spokane,Portland and seattle railway
abandoned

SPS - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built 1907; Burned 1939; Rpelaced 1972
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Willamette River on Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SPS - Youngs Bay Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1895, Abandoned 1978; Removed 1986
Lost swing span bridge over Youngs Bay on Seattle, Portland and Spokane Railroad
Removed

UP/Columbia Plateau Trail Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Built 1911 by Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation RR over Spokane, Portland & Seattle RR. Steel girder approach on north end built 1936. OWR&N merged into Union Pacific 1936.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Columbia Plateau Trail & Minnie Creek on Union Pacific RR Ayer Subdivision
Open to traffic