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BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Aaron Hockley

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) on Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Skamania County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Imminently slated for demolition and replacement! As of August 26, 2020 modern non-historic truss replacement fabricated and being floated 60 miles to replace this bridge!
History
Built 1907
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Truss Fabricator)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
BNSF - Drano Lake Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.71128, -121.64855   (decimal degrees)
45°42'41" N, 121°38'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/605188/5062857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Defiance
Inventory number
BH 60315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

American Bridge Co. (1,466)
BNSF Railway (1,466)
Built 1907 (681)
Built during 1900s (7,081)
Deck girder (5,631)
Doomed (1,092)
Girder (9,949)
Have street view (26,372)
Open (39,435)
Owned by railroad (12,100)
Pin-connected (3,835)
Plate girder (7,706)
Pratt through truss (5,286)
Pratt truss (9,138)
Railroad (15,187)
Skamania County, Washington (35)
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (73)
Through truss (14,768)
Truss (32,313)
Washington (1,294)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is imminently doomed!
  • June 28, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Mike Garland
  • June 28, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • March 19, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is an article about the installation of the new bridge at Drano Lake along the Columbia River in Washington.

https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/sep/14/bnsf-completes-dr...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by Anonymous

Here is time-lapse video of the new span leaving Vancouver where it was loaded on the barge. There is also a video in the comments of the barge moving up the Columbia River.

https://m.facebook.com/jonathan.tuom/posts/2938698273044475

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 29, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the new bridge being moved up the river on a barge.

https://www.facebook.com/143864405691223/posts/3217949334949...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 29, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the new bridge being moved up the river on a barge.

https://www.facebook.com/143864405691223/posts/3217949334949...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2020, by Nathan B Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yep, that seems right. Looks like I just misread the last line.

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

John, I think they might be speaking of the new replacement through truss. Sounds like they have it built at another location so they can move it into place quickly.

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sounds like this bridge is being replaced. Interestingly, the article mentions the bridge will be floated up the Columbia to its final location...whatever that means.

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/bnsf_railway/news/BNS...