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UP - Burbank-Kennewick Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #261373

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Columbia River on Union Pacific Railroad in Kennewick
Location
Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, and Walla Walla County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1930, 1952, vertical lift added 1977
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Vertical Lift and an abandoned swing span with four Parker through trusses and seven through plate girder approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 370.0 ft.
Total length: 2,230.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.17884, -119.01712   (decimal degrees)
46°10'44" N, 119°01'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/344315/5115896 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pasco
Inventory number
BH 51748 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 10, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 19, 2012: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

U.P.R.R. - Burbank-Kennewick Bridge
Posted January 8, 2014, by Evin Fairchild (evindfair [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for this info. Wasn't expecting someone to notice my question and update this page as quickly as you did. Again, many thanks!

U.P.R.R. - Burbank-Kennewick Bridge
Posted January 8, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

To answer your question Evin, this bridge was constructed over a period of years, 1921 to 1924. Everything complete by the later year although there were repairs and additions over time.

This bridge replaced a Howe timber truss c. 1910. As the railroad desires to keep freight moving they likely worked in the new components bit by bit.

I've added fabricators/builders that were previously unlisted.

U.P.R.R. - Burbank-Kennewick Bridge
Posted January 8, 2014, by Evin Fairchild (evindfair [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anyone know when this bridge was built?