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BNSF - Columbia River Bridge

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B.N.S.F. Railroad Bridge 9.6

from northeast

Photo taken by Michael Goff on January 21,2009

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BH Photo #132515

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Overview
Swing span through truss bridge over the Columbia River
Location
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, and Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabricator)
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Erectors)
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak Cascades
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
Swing through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 466.0 ft.
Total length: 2,808.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Also called
North Bank Bridge
Columbia River Railroad Bridge
BNSF Bridge 9.6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.62557, -122.69029   (decimal degrees)
45°37'32" N, 122°41'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/524142/5052493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vancouver
Inventory number
BH 34185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
2,408

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added "Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. (Erector)" to builder's section
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway"
  • July 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Amtrak Cascades", "Amtrak"
  • September 7, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 18, 2010: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • January 21, 2009: New photo from Michael Goff
  • November 24, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Updated Info.
  • November 3, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Builders

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BNSF Railway Bridge 9.6
Posted July 12, 2009, by BC SMITH (bysmiths [at] inbox [dot] com)

I was riveting on this bridge when the 1965 earthquake hit. Almost shook off into the Columbia River. Became Trainman the next day.