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Similkameen Trail - Girder Bridge

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Similkameen River Railway Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1995

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BH Photo #420790

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Description 

Replaced timber Howe Deck Truss bridge built in 1907 to service a sawmill.Great Northern Rwy.discontinued regular service in 1956 following closure of copper mine at Hedley, British Columbia. Burlington Northern RR made occasional use until 1980 when then line was abandoned following collapse of wooden truss bridge at Nighthawk, WA.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Similkameen River on Former logging railroad
Location
Okanogan County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1952, Abandoned in place 1980; Converted to trail use 2010
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Also called
BN - Oroville Bridge
GN - Oroville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.95009, -119.46697   (decimal degrees)
48°57'00" N, 119°28'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/319386/5424840 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oroville
Inventory number
BH 54149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 3, 2018: Updated by Richard Doody: Added info on closure
  • October 24, 2012: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson
  • Richard Doody
  • Luke