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BNSF - South Fork Skykomish River Canyon Falls Bridge

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West Portal. This bridge is difficult to access.

Photo taken by Neil Martel in April 2012

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Description 

This bridge constructed in 1966 eliminates a long curved portion of line that used to run on the north shore.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over South Fork Skykomish River 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
Warren through truss
Also called
Great Northern Canyon Falls Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.80286, -121.53513   (decimal degrees)
47°48'10" N, 121°32'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/609686/5295428 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 51969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected history
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"

Sources 

  • Neil Martel