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Redmond Central Connector - Sammamish River Trestle

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Photo taken by Andrew Siguenza

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #240344

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Sammamish River on Redmond Central Connector
Location
Redmond, King County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1921; Abandoned ?; Converted to trail use 2016-17
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
BNSF - Sammamish River Bridge
NP - Sammamish River Bridge
BN - Sammamish River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.67509, -122.13265   (decimal degrees)
47°40'30" N, 122°07'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/565105/5280552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkland
Inventory numer
BH 53702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted conversion to trail; Added build date from railing
  • September 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 28, 2012: Added by K. A. Erickson

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Sammamish River Railroad Bridge
Posted January 31, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

I originally added this one as Luke Harden was acquiring images of railroad bridges on the Eastside.

"just for Luke ... :) " I said at the the time.

A contest, Redmond Then and Now - 100 years, to pick the best images that represent the heritage or events of this city had just concluded. Of the six categories, this one, the railroad bridge, saw the most entries. It is easily accessible via the riverside walkway. All entered images were on a facebook group that has since been deleted.

The grand winner of the youth division won for an image of this bridge taken from the North in the style of J.R. Manning, that is with a hint of pink.

The runner up in the adult division had a picture of this bridge in the snow.

In addition blue ribbons were awarded for one image that best resembled the original image given for the category. That is to say a replica of then, the historic, in the present. Then and Now.

The honors for the railroad bridge best reflecting the original image went to