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BNSF - Oregon Slough Bridge

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B.N.S.F. - Oregon Slough Bridge

Swing Span

Photo taken by Michael Goff in April 2011

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BH Photo #198083

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Overview
Swing span through truss bridge over Columbia River - Oregon Slough on BNSF Railway in Portland
Location
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabricator)
- Byron B. Carter
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak Cascades
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
Main span: Swing Warren through truss with sub-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 335.0 ft.
Total length: 1,535.0 ft.
Also called
Columbia Slough Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.61500, -122.70278   (decimal degrees)
45°36'54" N, 122°42'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/523173/5051315 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory number
BH 39786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 13, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway"
  • July 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Amtrak Cascades", "Amtrak"
  • April 27, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • September 7, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • February 9, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bridges of Portland - Ray Bottenberg, Arcadia Publishing, 2007
  • The Portland Bridge Book - Sharon Wood Wortman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 2001
  • Douglas Butler
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net