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Tall Bridges

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Tall Steel, Wood, or Concrete Bridges that cross deep valleys or rivers or fjords. This can also include structures set deep in mud and silt but sits just on water surfaces.

UP - Salt Creek Trestle (Lane County, Oregon)
Built in 1924
Steel stringer bridge over Salt Creek & Oregon Route 58 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Shelbyville Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1891; Strengthened 1916 using parts from the 1892 CEI Okaw River Bridge
Pratt deck truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Union Pacific Railroad in Shelbyville
Open to traffic

UP - Stenner Creek Trestle (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Built 1894
Deck plate girder bridge over Stenner Creek/Stenner Creek Road on Union Pacific Railroad/Amtrak
Open to traffic

UP - Tijiguas Trestle (Santa Barbara County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Arroyo Hondo Creek on Southern Pacific RR Coast Line
Open to traffic

UP - Webb High Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Abandoned double-intersection warren deck truss bridge over Little Sioux River on former Union Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

US27 Cumberland River Bridge (Old) (Pulaski County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1927, replaced 1950
Lost Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on US 27 at Burnside
Replaced by a new bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge (Twin Falls County, Idaho)
Built 1966; replaced the older Hansen Bridge which was a suspension bridge built in 1919.
Concrete deck girder bridge over Snake River on Route 50

Walkway Over The Hudson (Dutchess County, New York)
Built 1888 by the Union Bridge Co.; closed to railroad traffic May 8, 1974 due to fire; reopened to pedestrians on Oct. 3, 2009
Cantilevered deck truss bridge over the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland
Open to pedestrians

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Rosendale Trestle (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1895; closed to traffic in 1977; Rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians 2013
Deck truss bridge over Rondout Creek and Main Street on Railroad
Open to pedestrians

Wetumpka Bridge (Elmore County, Alabama)
Built 1887 replacing covered bridge; Replaced 1932 by current concrete bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Coosa River on W Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

White Pass & Yukon - Switchback Arch Bridge (Skagway, Alaska)
Built 1900; Abandoned 1969
Abandoned arch bridge over White Pass on Abandoned White Pass and Yukon Railroad

Whitewater Creek Bridge (Marion County, Oregon)
Built 1932, Replaced 2003
Steel stringer bridge over Whitewater Creek on OR 22
Replaced by a pre-cast concrete girder bridge in 2003

WLE - Banning Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1930 by the American Bridge Co.
K-deck truss bridge over Youghiogheny River on Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad
Open to traffic

WLE - Little Sawmill Run Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Penn Lincoln Parkway East (I-376/US-19/US-22/US-30) & Bell Road on Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Co. (WE)
Open to traffic

WLE - McIntyre Creek High Bridge (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Originally built for the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Ry. expansion into Pittsburgh
Deck plate girder bridge over TR177A (Shale Rd.) and McIntyre Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (former Norfolk And Western Railway)
Open to traffic

WLE - Whiskey Run Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Penn Lincoln Parkway (I-376/US-22/US-30) & Bell Road on Railroad
Open to rail traffic

WSLC - Niagra Creek Bridge (Tuolumne County, California)
Burned in the Rim Fire 2013
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Niagara Creek on West Side Lumber Co.
Destroyed by fire

WSLC - River Bridge (Tuolumne County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over North Fork Tuolumne River on West Side Lumber Co.

Young's High Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Built 1889, closed to traffic in November 1985
Cantilevered deck truss bridge over Kentucky River on former Southern Railway
Closed to all traffic