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Foothills Trail - WA 162 Overpass

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Foothills Trail Bridge

View from South

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson in February 2011

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BH Photo #194062

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Description 

This bridge, formerly a part of a Northern Pacific line that stretched past Wilkeson, has been retrofitted for pedestrian and bicycle travel as opposed to iron horses. In use in that capacity since 1998.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over WA 162 on Foothills Trail
Location
Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956; Rehabilitated for trail use 1998
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 209.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.09605, -122.15442   (decimal degrees)
47°05'46" N, 122°09'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/564170/5216185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orting
Inventory number
BH 48206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson