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POTB - Wilson River Bridge

Photos 

South Approach

Photo taken by Mike Garland in July 2016

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BH Photo #369103

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Wilson River on Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad
Location
Tillamook County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1884 by the Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., altered in 1901.
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad (POTB)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.47534, -123.83409   (decimal degrees)
45°28'31" N, 123°50'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/434807/5036095 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Revised history and date.
  • February 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
  • February 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
  • November 2, 2016: Added by Mike Garland

Sources 

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

Comments 

POTB - Wilson River Bridge
Posted February 14, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Absolutely! I had missed this detail on this bridge last time I viewed it. Look at the sway bracing, this appears to have been reused and altered, as empty rivet holes and splices indicate. I assume the bridge was widened slightly and it also appears some verticals and endposts were strengthened.

The bridge should be properly described as an 1884 bridge rehabilitated/altered in 1901. As such, it is among the older truss bridges in Oregon.

POTB - Wilson River Bridge
Posted February 14, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Plate says 1884 but the portal says 1901. I'm guessing this means the bridge was built in 1884 and reconstructed in 1901? Thoughts?