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Great Northern Spokane River Bridge #273

Photo 

East side of bridge, with Post Street deck arch and OWR&N RR bridge above in background. Taken after circa 1936.

uploaded by Kyle Jarvis

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BH Photo #381932

Map 

Description 

Construction required 2,832,867 pounds of steel and 2,454 cubic yards of concrete (WA state RR commission report). Carried double track mainline. Featured a "scissors" crossover on its deck.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Spokane River, Lincoln Street, Monroe Street on Great Northern Railway
Location
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built by 1902 as part of Great Northern's Havermale Island passenger station complex.
Design
2 span Warren deck truss bridge with steel plate girder approaches supported on steel tower bents.
Dimensions
Total length: 1,293.0 ft.
Also called
Bridge no. 273
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.66239, -117.42400   (decimal degrees)
47°39'45" N, 117°25'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/468165/5278863 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75975 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1902 (416)
Built during 1900s (6,280)
Deck girder (4,483)
Deck truss (1,503)
Girder (7,920)
Lost (18,649)
Lost 1973 (45)
Lost during 1970s (386)
Plate girder (6,095)
Spokane County, Washington (75)
Spokane, Washington (50)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,657)
Truss (29,433)
Washington (1,161)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2017: Added by Kyle Jarvis

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