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Redmond Central Connector - Sammamish River Trestle


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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Girder likely built for turntable or viaduct at another location, ca. 1900. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection


Deck plate girder bridge over Sammamish River on Redmond Central Connector
Redmond, King County, Washington
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1921; Abandoned ?; Converted to trail use 2016-17
- Berger Partnership PS of Seattle, Washington (Conversion)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 222.0 ft.
Also called
BN - Sammamish River Bridge
BNSF - Sammamish River Bridge
NP - 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:
Inventory number
BH 53702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • 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

Related Bridges 



Redmond Central Connector - Sammamish River Trestle
Posted January 29, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one appears to either be a former turntable or viaduct girder

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