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PCC - Touchet River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Looking east-northeast. Note the supplemental bracing on near end and differing structural members used in the truss.

Photo taken by Karl Sweitzer in August 2008

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BH Photo #124627

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Relocated span of unknown origin. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Touchet River on Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad (PCC)
Location
Columbia County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1943 using a secondhand span
Railroads
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad (PCC)
Design
Appears to be a Pratt through truss but has additional braces at one end only. Also uses slender rods for last full panel on each end, whereas other members are latticed box beams (terminology?). See pictures.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.28924, -118.08082   (decimal degrees)
46°17'21" N, 118°04'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/416746/5126752 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntsville
Elevation
1343 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • December 2, 2018: New photo from Leslie R Trick
  • September 21, 2011: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • September 16, 2008: Updated by Karl Sweitzer: Correct current railroad over bridge (from FRA database) and note milepost
  • September 14, 2008: Added by Karl Sweitzer

Sources 

  • Karl Sweitzer - kesc [at] pacbell [dot] net
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com