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Red bridge 1st

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BH Photo #416834

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over powder River on Sumpter valley railroad
Location
Baker County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Sumpter Valley Railroad (SRVY)
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.66594, -117.96714   (decimal degrees)
44°39'57" N, 117°58'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/423333/4946296 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phillips Lake
Inventory number
BH 80216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2018: Added by Leslie R trick
  • January 22, 2018: New photo from Leslie R trick

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Red bridge 1st
Posted June 15, 2018, by Leslie R trick (Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com)

Both bridges were build in the same and by reading your comment and comparing the image to google street view imagery, I have found out that this is the actual location

of the two bridges not under Phillips Reservoir like I thought originally thought. Thank you for correcting the location.

Red bridge 1st
Posted June 13, 2018, by Scott Gavin (trainnut1956 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction: I wasn't paying enough attention. Red Bridge 2 is what I had referred to as the Heavy Duty trestle. Sorry about that, chief!

Red bridge 1st
Posted June 13, 2018, by Scott Gavin (trainnut1956 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually, the location shown is in error. Boulder Gorge, and the site of the Red Bridge 1, Red Bridge 2 and the heavy duty trestle that replaced the 2nd red bridge was several miles east of Philips Lake, and is not under water. Highway 7 still passes through the site. When I first visited the bridge site in 1977, It was easy to compare the rocks alongside the highway to the railroad photos and see that it was the same site. When they turned the county road into Highway 7 they widened the road to add shoulders and widen the lanes a little, and in doing so the rocks were cut back, so it is not quite as recognizable as it used to be. I could only find one of the concrete blocks that once supported the third bridge in the river. Attached is a Google satellite view with the actual location of Bolder Gorge and the bridge site marked.