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BNSF - Foss River Bridge

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Foss River Railroad Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson on August 13, 2011

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BH Photo #208550

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder, deck truss bridge over Foss River, USFS Rd 68 (Foss River Rd) on BNSF Railway
Location
King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
12 Deck plate girders, 6 on each side
1 Warren deck truss
Also called
Great Northern Railway Foss River Bridge
Foss River Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.68749, -121.29855   (decimal degrees)
47°41'15" N, 121°17'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/627683/5282969 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Skykomish
Inventory number
BH 49336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,083)
Built 1909 (641)
Built during 1900s (6,281)
Curved (358)
Deck girder (4,483)
Deck truss (1,503)
Girder (7,921)
Great Northern Railway (222)
King County, Washington (192)
Open (36,528)
Owned by railroad (9,804)
Plate girder (6,095)
Railroad (13,078)
Steel Trestle (151)
Tall Bridges (313)
Truss (29,433)
Warren deck truss (537)
Warren truss (5,783)
Washington (1,161)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Added alternate name
  • March 15, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Curved"
  • March 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date/builder per forum comment
  • August 14, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson
  • Luke
  • Neil Martel

Comments 

Foss River Railroad Bridge
Posted March 15, 2012, by N. S. Martel (eljir16 [at] frontier [dot] com)

Built by the Great Northern Railway (now BNSF) in 1909 to replace an earlier 1892 wooden structure at the same location. Steel fabricated by Carnegie.