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Toutle River Bridge

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Toutle River Bridge

The 75-m (247-ft) St. Helens bridge on State Highway 504. View before May 18 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Photo by D.R. Crandell. Cowlitz County, Washington.n.d. Figure 406-A, U.S. Geological Survey

Photo by D.R. Crandell. Cowlitz County, Washington

View this photo at libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov

BH Photo #134305

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over North Fork Toutle River on SR-504
Location
Cowlitz County, Washington
Status
Destroyed in the 1980 Mt. St. Helens Eruption
Design
The SR-504 Toutle River Bridge was a 247-ft through Warren Truss that was destroyed by the massive lahar triggered by the May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Dimensions
Total length: 247.0 ft.
Also called
SR-504 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.33488, -122.52298   (decimal degrees)
46°20'06" N, 122°31'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/536713/5131367 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toutle Mountain
Inventory number
BH 40011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2009: New photo from Michael Goff
  • February 26, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • EarthWord: Lahar - Description of lahar and photo of destroyed bridge