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BNSF - South Fork Skykomish River Sunset Falls Bridge

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View facing west eastern approach span in foreground

Photo taken by Neil Martel in April 2012

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Description 

Built in 1966 to recross the river and rejoin the original alignment to eliminate a long curved section of line. This is one of the 8 bridges built during the Index-East Gold Bar realignment.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over South Fork Skykomish River and Mt. Index River Road on BNSF Railway
Location
Snohomish County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1966 for the Great Northern Railway during the Index-East Gold Bar realignment.
Design
12 panel Warren deck truss with deck plate girder approach spans
Also called
Great Northern Sunset Falls Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.80511, -121.54698   (decimal degrees)
47°48'18" N, 121°32'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/608795/5295661 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Index
Inventory number
BH 51966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (758)
Built 1966 (118)
Built during 1960s (1,384)
Deck girder (2,916)
Deck truss (1,158)
Girder (5,158)
Great Northern Railway (159)
Open (31,341)
Owned by railroad (6,338)
Plate girder (3,795)
Railroad (8,366)
Snohomish County, Washington (94)
Truss (25,628)
Warren deck truss (408)
Warren truss (4,574)
Washington (996)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected design description
  • April 7, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected design description
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected history
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Great Northern Railway"
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"

Sources 

  • Neil Martel