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BNSF - Wind River Bridge


BNSF - Wind River Bridge

From the southwest

Photo taken by Mike Goff in March 2014


BH Photo #281098


Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Wind River on Railroad (BNSF)
Skamania County, Washington
Open to traffic
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Truss Fabricator)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.71560, -121.79176   (decimal degrees)
45°42'56" N, 121°47'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/594034/5063159 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 60331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 27, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • April 7, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 3, 2014: New photos from Mike Goff
  • March 31, 2014: New photo from Mike Goff
  • March 20, 2014: Added by Luke Harden


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  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net


BNSF - Wind River Bridge
Posted April 18, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)
BNSF - Wind River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2015, by M. Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


What is the source for that photo?

The surrounding skyline looks alot more like the Washougal area than that of the mouth of the Wind River. The Columbia Gorge opens up at Washougal and you will see the more flood plain like surroundings there. Where at the mouth of the Wind River there is not that much flat land along the Columbia since the Cascades pretty much shoot straight up from the banks of the river.

The photo is too small to figure out the details, but it does at first glance look like a single span truss.

That is my take,


BNSF - Wind River Bridge
Posted March 16, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This historical photo was included with a discussion of the BNSF Washougal River Bridge but it looks single span and is maybe this bridge instead?