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BN - Nighthawk Railway Bridge

Photo 

Nighthawk Railway Bridge

Remains of approach trestle and piers. This was the last wooden truss railroad bridge in Washington.

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1995

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BH Photo #420791

Map 

Description 

This was the last wooden truss bridge in use on a railway in Washington State.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Similkameen River on Washington & Great Northern Railway
Location
Okanogan County, Washington
Status
Collapsed
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Howe through truss with wooden trestle approach
Also called
GN - Nighthawk Railway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.93124, -119.65646   (decimal degrees)
48°55'52" N, 119°39'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/305442/5423213 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80987 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added gps
  • April 3, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody
  • Luke