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BN - Buckley Viaduct

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #366014

Map 

Description 

Deck truss span possibly relocated from elsewhere. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over White River on Burlington Northern Railroad
Location
King County, Washington, and Pierce County, Washington
Status
Removed
History
Built 1908; Abandoned & removed ca. 1982
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Baltimore deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 2,001.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
NP - Buckley Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.17436, -122.02011   (decimal degrees)
47°10'28" N, 122°01'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/574254/5225005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckley
Inventory number
BH 73879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • February 4, 2018: New photos from John Anderson
  • September 24, 2016: Added by Luke

Comments 

BN - Buckley Viaduct
Posted January 29, 2019, by Arthur Allen (arthurallen [at] centurylink [dot] net)

I strongly believe this is the trestle shown at the beginning of It Happened At the World's Fair (1963) in the sequence showing Elvis Presley riding in from Eastern Washington. Other sources say it's the Wilburton Trestle, but the trestle in the movie is two sections taller than that one, and the angle with Mt. Rainier in the background matches the Buckley Viaduct.