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West Cascade Snowshed

Photos 

Looking west from east portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept. 10

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BH Photo #176833

Facts 

Overview
Snowshed on former Great Northern Railway
Location
King County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1911 after an avalanche in the same spot killed 90 people just west of the old Cascade Tunnel in 1910. Due to the high cost of building it was the only all concrete snowshed built by the Great Northern
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Dimensions
Total length: 2,463.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.74576, -121.13050   (decimal degrees)
47°44'45" N, 121°07'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/640137/5289735 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scenic
Inventory number
BH 46106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2010: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

West Cascade Snowshed
Posted March 16, 2022, by anonymous

The book "The White Cascade" tells the story of the Wellington Disaster, the avalanche which resulted in this snow shed and eventually the new Cascade Tunnel being built.