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Fish Lake Trail - I90 Exit 279 Overpass

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East side.

Photo taken by Kyle Jarvis in January 2011

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BH Photo #339082

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Interstate 90 Exit 279 ramp on Fish Lake Trail
Location
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians only
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.
Railroads
- Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. (OWR&N)
- Rail-to-trail
- Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (S&IE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Very deep pony plate girder originally featuring an open wooden deck. Now retrofitted with a steel pan carrying asphalt.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64588, -117.45141   (decimal degrees)
47°38'45" N, 117°27'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/466097/5277041 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
1900 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 69569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
1,851

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2015: Added by Kyle Jarvis

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Comments 

Fish Lake Trail - I90 Exit 279 Overpass
Posted March 28, 2017, by Ted Curphey (funnelfan [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The original purpose of this span was to cross the Washington Water Power interurban electric railway to Cheney and Medical Lake. That railway ran from the Sunset Blvd Bridge over Hangman/Latah Creek to Lindeke Ct-13th Ave-Roseamond Ave and crossed under this span 90 degrees to the current freeway off ramp.