B.N.S.F. - Lewis River Bridge
Lewis River Railroad Bridge
Photo taken by Michael Goff on January 24, 2009
The Lewis River Railroad Bridge is a 265.0 ft swing span bridge built around 1908. The bridge was constructed as part of a railroad project to directly connect Portland, Oregon with Seattle, Washington. The B.N.S.F. 9.6 Columbia River Bridge was also included in this project. Prior to the construction of the line between Kalama, WA and Portland, OR the railroads crossed the Columbia River via a ferry located between Kalama and Goble, Oregon.
The swing span though still part of the bridge has not been operational for some time as evident by the condition of the tender house.
- Through truss bridge over Lewis River on BNSF Railway
- Clark County, Washington, and Cowlitz County, Washington
- Open to traffic
- Built 1908
- Warren through truss swing span with four warren through truss approach spans
Length of largest span: 265.0 ft.
Total length: 820.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +45.86444, -122.75139 (decimal degrees)
45°51'52" N, 122°45'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/519297/5079016 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Saint Helens
- Inventory number
- BH 38697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 26, 2009: Added by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com