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NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge

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NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #263686

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Description 

This bridge has been removed.

This Strauss bascule bridge I believe is the first bridge has the operating strut that hangs towards the counterweight is inside the counterweight bridge tower to the counterweight when the bridge is raised.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Lake Washington Canal on Northern Pacific Railroad
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1914 ; removed in 1976
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Warren through truss Strauss heel trunnion
Dimensions
Total length: 191.0 ft.
Also called
Salmon Bay Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.65624, -122.36779   (decimal degrees)
47°39'22" N, 122°22'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/547472/5278287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory number
BH 57618 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 12, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 24, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 3, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 21, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 21, 2019: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 4, 2019: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 16, 2019: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 2, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 3, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 5, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 2, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge
Posted April 25, 2020, by Nicholas chard (Nicholaschard5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's sad that this bridge was removed in December of 1976 I watched this being demolished. The last time I saw this bridge used was in 1969. In the mid 1960's a detailed railroad car broke up the cross ties on the long south approach tressle and it was spot tied then used less often. This bridge was known as northern Pacific's bridge and was used as a detour route when they great northerns bridge number 4 'S 500 ton counter weight fell off in 1948 the bridge tender had to crawl under the weight to get off the bridge because the counter weight was resting on the rails. The last time the northern Pacific's lost bascule bridge was painted was in 1953 and it had the northern pacific logo on both sides of the counter weight and was painted silver before that it was black. The NP draw bridge span was located at 6 the Ave NW and NW 41 st. st in Fremont wn. This was my favorite railroad bridge. It only lasted about 61 years it's to bad it wasn't saved.it could have been used for garbage trains at the new north transfer station or used as a detour when the GN bridge is out of service for repairs.

NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge
Posted August 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Image 9 comes from the Northern Pacific Historical Association.