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PNWTC - Skagit River Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss drawridge over Skagit River on former Bellingham and Skagit Interurban Railway
Location
Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington
Status
Only two piers remain
History
Built 1912; Removed ca. 1930 after being condemned in 1928
Builder
- Stone & Webster of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Bellingham & Skagit Interurban Railway (B&SI)
- Interurban
- Pacific Northwest Traction Co. (PWNTC)
Design
1 240' Pratt through truss drawspan
3 150' Combination wood-and-steel Pratt through trusses
2 50' Deck plate girders
1300' trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Also called
B&SI - Skagit River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.44482, -122.33212   (decimal degrees)
48°26'41" N, 122°19'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/549391/5365957 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vernon
Inventory number
BH 56333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 5, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted bridge was a drawbridge + image
  • May 24, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 24, 2013: Updated by Jared Mixson: Added categories "Skagit River", "Railroad"

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Old Skagit River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 24, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

This does not turn up on the old USGS topo maps going back to the 1940s.

Further research uncovers this:

http://www.skagitriverjournal.com/RR/Interurban/Interurban03...