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BNSF - Wind River Bridge

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BNSF - Wind River Bridge

From the southwest

Photo taken by Mike Goff in March 2014

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BH Photo #281098

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Wind River on Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Skamania County, Washington
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Old span removed August 2019
History
Erected ca. 1919, replaced wih new span August 2019
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Truss Fabricator)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
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:
Carson
Inventory number
BH 60331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge replaced with new span
  • 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

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

BNSF - Wind River Bridge
Posted August 4, 2019, by Gianni Pulone (giannipulone [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of today this bridge is officially replaced. Drove by on highway 14 and the new bridge is in place, the original is floated away a few hundred feet.

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)

Nathan,

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,

Mike

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?