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UP - Idaho Falls Bridge (Old)

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Description 

"A new iron railroad bridge was fabricated in Athens, Pennsylvania at a cost of $30,000 and shipped, by rail, to the site and erected in April and May 1879" - Deseret News, 7-17-1879

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Snake River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1879
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
U&N - Idaho Falls Bridge
UP - Snake River Bridge (Idaho Falls, Old)
U&N - Snake River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.49201, -112.04518   (decimal degrees)
43°29'31" N, 112°02'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/415491/4815984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Idaho Falls South
Inventory number
BH 65947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2015: Added by Luke

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