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Fish Lake Trail - 16th Avenue Overpass

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Small, low-clearance bridge. Frequently hit by vehicles.

Photo taken by Kyle Jarvis in October 2009

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BH Photo #339067

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Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 16th. Avenue on Fish Lake Trail
Location
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
It is planned to convert this part of the trail into a road at some future point if funding becomes available.
History
Built 1912 by the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Co. To Union Pacific in 1936 merger. Abandoned 1978. Converted for trail use in 2009.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. (OWR&N)
- Rail-to-trail
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Skewed pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64098, -117.44933   (decimal degrees)
47°38'28" N, 117°26'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/466250/5276495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spokane NW
Elevation
1920 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 69568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2015: Added by Kyle Jarvis

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