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BNSF - North Fork Skykomish River Bridge

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View facing east. 1999 5th street Index Bridge in the background.

Photo taken by Neil Martel in April 2012

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Description 

Built slightly downstream from the original 1892 bridge that was moved down the line 7 miles west and reassembled during the 1960-1967 Index-East Gold Bar realignment.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over North Fork Skykomish River on BNSF Railway
Location
Index, Snohomish County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1961 for the Great Northern Railway during the Index-Gold Bar realignment between 1960-67
Design
10 panel Warren through truss
Also called
Great Northern North Fork Skykomish River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.81920, -121.55496   (decimal degrees)
47°49'09" N, 121°33'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/608168/5297216 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Index
Inventory number
BH 51962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (746)
Built 1961 (165)
Built during 1960s (1,379)
Deck girder (2,845)
Girder (5,062)
Great Northern Railway (160)
Index, Washington (3)
Open (31,211)
Owned by railroad (6,233)
Plate girder (3,721)
Railroad (8,121)
Snohomish County, Washington (94)
Through truss (10,651)
Truss (25,522)
Warren through truss (1,159)
Warren truss (4,543)
Washington (953)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Updated design description
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected history
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Great Northern Railway"

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Sources 

  • Neil Martel