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Helvetia Road Trestle

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Mike Garland in October 2017

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BH Photo #467409

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Street View 

Description 

Built as part of United Railways plan to run a line from downtown Portland to Linnton and Holbrook. The PNWR - Cornelius Pass Railroad Tunnel was finished in February, 1911, and officially opened the next month, by which time it seems the trestles to the west (Holcomb and Helvetia) were also finished, and the line was ready for business all the way to its end point in Banks.

Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over NW Helvetia Road on Portland & Western Railroad
Location
Washington County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builder
- United Railways
Railroads
- Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
- United Railways (Oregon)
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Also called
Helvetia Low Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.59559, -122.91705   (decimal degrees)
45°35'44" N, 122°55'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/506469/5049120 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2020: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • March 6, 2020: New photos from Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jeff Wieland