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BNSF - Skykomish River Bridge

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Photo taken by Neil Martel in March 2011

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BH Photo #229203

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Description 

The through truss span built in 1892 was originally located on the North Fork Skykomish River in the town of Index about 7 miles to the east. It was moved to this location and reassembled in 1962 to switch sides of the river to address erosion issues and to shorten the line. This was one of the bridge projects during the Index-East Gold Bar realignment of 1960-1967.

Facts 

Overview
Pin connected through truss bridge over Skykomish River on BNSF Railway
Location
Snohomish County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Through truss built 1892 for the Great Northern Railway. Substructure and approach spans built 1962 during the Index-Gold Bar realignment
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Pin connected through truss with deck plate girder approach spans
Also called
Great Northern Skykomish River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.82932, -121.61684   (decimal degrees)
47°49'46" N, 121°37'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/603516/5298255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Index
Inventory number
BH 51963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Updated history
  • April 8, 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 "Relocated", "Great Northern Railway"

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Sources 

  • Neil Martel