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CPRR - Bear River Bridge

Photo 

Hayden Bridge

Disassembly in Corrine, Utah

From ODOT - Ed Austin Collection

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #375653

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over Bear River on Central Pacific Railroad relocated to Springfield, Oregon.
Location
Corinne, Box Elder County, Utah
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1882; Replaced & relocated 1886
Builders
- Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Central Pacific Railway (CPRR)
Design
Whipple - Murphy cast iron through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 202.0 ft.
Total length: 202.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54544, -112.09637   (decimal degrees)
41°32'44" N, 112°05'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/408557/4599889 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brigham City
Inventory number
BH 67457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2017: Updated by Julie Bowers: just adding bits and pieces.
  • January 11, 2017: New photo from Julie Bowers

Related Bridges 

  • Hayden Bridge (Same design) - same bridge - all parts in great shape.

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Comments 

CPRR - Bear River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2017, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This photo surfaced via Chris Bell at ODOT. the history of this bridge wasn't very clear but this helps. Don Petting, University of Oregon emeritus, and I researched the photo yesterday and came to the conclusions that it is Utah, cottonwoods, it had earth on one end that we could see in the satellite view and the masonry piers.

So excitig to pin this down. Started the disassembly with the portal brace in 1896. By 1901 it was reset in Oregon on the McKenzie River in Springfield.