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BNSF - Columbia Slough Bridge

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

Photo taken by Michael Goff on September 27, 2010

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BH Photo #179812

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Columbia 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)
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak Cascades
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
The Columbia Slough Bridge is a standard railroad Pratt through truss from the early twentieth century. The bridge is one of seven Ralph Modjeski bridges on or over the "North Bank Road"
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 305.0 ft.
Also called
North Portland Slough Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.60000, -122.71889   (decimal degrees)
45°36'00" N, 122°43'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/521923/5049644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland
Inventory number
BH 39788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway"
  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Pin-connected", "6-panel truss"
  • July 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Amtrak Cascades", "Amtrak"
  • September 28, 2010: 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