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Wood River Trail - Gimlet Pegram Truss Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Pegram through truss bridge over Big Wood River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Blaine County, Idaho
Status
Open to pedestrians; This one is reccomended for hikers/equestrians.
History
Built 1894 as part of a five-span bridge at Ontario, Oregon; One span relocated here 1914; Rail line discontinued 1981; Converted to pedestrian use 1984
Builders
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
- George Pegram of Council Bluffs, Iowa (Design)
Railroads
- Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pegram through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 25, 1997
Also called
UP - Gimlet Pegram Truss Bridge
OSL - Gimlet Pegram Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.59786, -114.34619   (decimal degrees)
43°35'52" N, 114°20'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/714202/4830631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hailey
Inventory numbers
NRHP 97000757 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 5, 2011: New photos from Clark Vance
  • March 27, 2011: New photo from Clark Vance
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 29, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

UP- Gimlet Pegram Truss Bridge
Posted November 21, 2018, by Luke

Based on https://books.google.com/books?id=ziv-CAAAQBAJ&pg=PA329&dq=w... both bridges are part of the trail and Pegram is more intended for backpacker/hikers and equestrians.

UP- Gimlet Pegram Truss Bridge
Posted November 21, 2018, by Daniel

the fact that the trail has been rerouted is a little disconcerting

does anyone have info on the bridge for the trail? https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5989331,-114.3460724,3a,22.9... shows it, has enough rust in the 2012 photo that it isn't *that* new but I have no idea as to age.