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BNSF - Cowlitz River Bridge

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Cowlitz River Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 20, 2008

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BH Photo #132331

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Overview
Scherzer rolling lift bridge over Cowlitz River on B.N.S.F. Railroad in Longview
Location
Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908 in Long Beach, CA, Moved to Longview 1934
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
The Cowlitz River Railroad bridge is a four span through truss bridge with a Scherzer rolling bascule lift span. The lift span was originally constructed in 1908 over the San Gabriel River in Long Beach, California. The span was moved to Longview in 1934.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Also called
Port of Longview Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.10364, -122.89308   (decimal degrees)
46°06'13" N, 122°53'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/508263/5105568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rainier
Inventory number
BH 38511 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2015: New photo from Mike Garland
  • October 29, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added related bridge
  • October 25, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Relocated", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • January 12, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Cowlitz River - B.N.S.F. Bridge
Posted November 8, 2009, by Robert Thompson

It sure looks like it was built as a bascule bridge.