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WURR - OR82 Overpass

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BH Photo #416256

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Description 

This bridge was infamous for the number of log trucks that the citizens of Minam had to pull out of the over-crossing from getting stuck. The road bed was lowered in the 1940s, but by the 60s it was too low, so the highway department filled it in and raised the road bed along with the new bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge that carried WURR tracks over OR 82
Location
Minam, Wallowa County, Oregon
Status
Filled in
Railroads
- Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. (OWR&N)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Wallowa Union Railroad (WURR)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
Highway 82 under crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.62181, -117.71828   (decimal degrees)
45°37'19" N, 117°43'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/444004/5052280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minam
Inventory number
BH 80070 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: add description

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com