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Willapa Hills Trail - Newaukum River Bridge

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East Approach

Looking west from Hillburger Road.

Photo taken by Mike Garland in March 2015

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BH Photo #324507

Map 

Description 

Abandoned Northern Pacific Railroad bridge converted into part of the Willapa Hills Trail. Built 1896 at an unknown location, moved here 1926.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Newaukum River on Willapa Hills Trail
Location
Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built in 1896 by Pencoyd Iron Works, Relocated here 1926
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 722.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.0 ft.
Also called
NP - Newaukum River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.64714, -122.97591   (decimal degrees)
46°38'50" N, 122°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/501843/5165953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Centralia
Inventory number
BH 67569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • May 13, 2015: Added by Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com