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MILW - Skykomish River Covered Bridge 47-31-01#2x

Photos 

Photo taken by Fred J. Shaw, provided by Trackwalker

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BH Photo #242186

Map 

Description 

At the time of demolition the longest covered railroad span in the U.S and the longest covered bridge in the western USA. The line was relocated when the Milwaukee Road abandoned their tracks between Monroe and Everett in 1939 because of the high cost of maintenance, and decided to obtain trackage rights on the Great Northern tracks instead. As a result the Milwaukee tracks had to be relocated for the merge with the Great Northern mainline.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Skykomish River on Railroad (MILW)
Location
Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington
Status
Replaced with steel trusses
History
Built 1939 to replace 1911-built span 200 feet upstream; dismantled 1969 and replaced with four steel spans
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Howe through truss with wooden trestle approach
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Monroe Covered Bridge
47-31-01#2x
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.85190, -121.95873   (decimal degrees)
47°51'07" N, 121°57'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/577895/5300364 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monroe
Inventory numbers
WGCB 47-31-01 #2x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 54215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated description and history
  • October 30, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

MILW - Skykomish River Covered Bridge
Posted November 4, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Photo 2 is one of the wooden Howe spans un-housed, and not an in process replacement.