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BNSF - Wilburton Trestle

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Photo taken by brianhe

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #246221

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder and timber stringer bridge over Richards Creek & 8th/9th Streets on railroad
Location
Bellevue, King County, Washington
Status
Inactive since 2008
History
Built 1904
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 975.0 ft.
Total length: 975.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.60296, -122.18130   (decimal degrees)
47°36'11" N, 122°10'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/561537/5272496 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mercer Island
Inventory number
BH 55113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
  • January 3, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Wilburton Trestle
Posted January 4, 2013, by Scott Gavin (fatpiecat2 [at] charter [dot] net)

It's nice to see this trestle is still standing. When I was a kid, in the early 70s, we visited some friends of the family who lived in Bellvue, within sight of this trestle. Kids being kids (i.e., stupid), we tried to walk across the thing, never knowing if a train was due. That was the time I discovered that I was afraid of heights!