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PNWR - Blind Slough Bridge


Photo taken by Aaron Hockley

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Warren through truss bridge over Blind Slough on Portland and Western Railroad
Clatsop County, Oregon
Built 1895
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Warren through truss
Also called
SPS - Blind Slough Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.20256, -123.56159   (decimal degrees)
46°12'09" N, 123°33'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/456673/5116706 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 59210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 12, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • March 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected stream name & added photographs
  • January 12, 2014: Added by Luke Harden


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  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net


PNWR - Blind Slough Bridge
Posted April 21, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

Marvig wondered if this bridge has seen recent use judging by the rust content on the rails. Although the tracks stretch to an end with abandoned rail car on the west side of Astoria before Young's Bay they have indeed not been used. Use would involve moving freight cars over alder saplings growing in the rail bed on both sides of the John Day Bridge. http://bridgehunter.com/or/clatsop/pnwr-john-day-river/ They are larger on the west side than east.

I'd surmise the tracks are not used past the pulp mill at Wauna. Speaking of the images Garland took at Clatskanie had the bridge in the open for rail position. This was true on April 14, 2015 when passing by. Passenger thus no stopping. On April 16, passing by again, the bridge had returned to the state Mike Goff captured, on the side off the river. http://bridgehunter.com/or/columbia/bh43460/

PNWR - Blind Slough Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Rusty rails would say it hasn't seen a train in years