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BNSF - Latah Creek Viaduct

Photos 

Canyon section.

Photo taken by Kyle Jarvis in September 2012

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BH Photo #338852

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Latah Creek, I90 on BNSF
Location
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1972 during line relocations due to the Burlington Northern merger in 1970. Built to tie 3 rail lines together: The Great Northern line to Seattle, the Northern Pacific line to Sandpoint, and the SP&S line to Pasco.
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
Design
Deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 3,872.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Also called
Br72.9/1481.6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64831, -117.44945   (decimal degrees)
47°38'54" N, 117°26'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/466245/5277310 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spokane NW
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 42 E., Sec. 24
Inventory number
BH 69528 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2015: New photo from Kyle Jarvis
  • October 7, 2015: New video from Kyle Jarvis

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