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OCSR - Nehalem River Bridge

Photos 

West approach

This section of rail is now open. This is shot from the Oregon Scenic Coast Railroad Wheeler to Batterson excursion.

Photo taken by Mike Garland in October 2014

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BH Photo #309240

Map 

Description 

The bridge was originally built in 1896 by the Phoenix Bridge Company for the Central Pacific. It was installed over the Truckee River at Verdi, California. The bridge was moved and installed over the Nehalem River in 1930 by Southern Pacific (SP) after she was replaced by a larger bridge over the Truckee River designed to handle heavier loads.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Nehalem River on Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad
Location
Tillamook County, Oregon
Status
Open
History
Originally built for the Central Pacific over the Truckee River at Verdi, California.
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (OCSR)
- Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad (POTB)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
POTB - Nehalem River Bridge
CP - 4th Crossing Of The Truckee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.70204, -123.86119   (decimal degrees)
45°42'07" N, 123°51'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/432958/5061303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Foley Peak
Inventory number
BH 62659 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2014: New photos from Mike Garland
  • August 24, 2014: Added by Luke

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