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BGCM- Clearwater River Bridge


Note the Osprey nesting on the bridge.

Photo taken by flickr user "fly flipper"

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BH Photo #256166

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Pinned through truss spans relocated here from Lewis River Bridge near Woodland, Washington on the Tacoma-Portland mainline. Originally fabricated 1902, moved here 1914. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection


Pratt through truss bridge over Clearwater River on Railroad (BG&CM)
Spalding, Nez Perce County, Idaho
Open to traffic
Built 1914 at least four secondhand spans
- Bountiful Grain & Craig Mountain Railroad (BGCM)
- Camas Prairie Railroad (CSP)
- Great Northwest Railroad (GRNW)
- Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
From West to East:
2-75' Through Girder
3-140' Pinned Pratt Through Trusses (1902 from Lewis River)
2-126' Riveted Warren Through Trusses
1-116' Pinned Pratt Through Truss (1902 from Lewis River)
1-75' Through Girder
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 1,040.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.45108, -116.80734   (decimal degrees)
46°27'04" N, 116°48'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/514796/5144185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 56586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2021: New photos from Wyatt Griffis
  • November 4, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • February 3, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added original location from NP Authorization for Expenditure
  • January 31, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 12, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date from NP Bridge Book
  • June 13, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 12, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 


  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wyatt


BGCM- Clearwater River Bridge
Posted May 4, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like there is a missing plaque in photo 8. I can't tell what company it is though.