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GN - Spokane River Bridge #270

Photo 

Great Northern Spokane River Bridge #270

looking west; GN bridge appears at bottom of photo

Photo from Spokane Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at spokanehistorical.org

BH Photo #471625

Description 

Sanborn Map; Plat010543 Spokane WA. NO. 9A-G map 1 of 3. Great Northern Railway Spokane DIV. Western District Spokane - Newport

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Spokane River on Great Northern Railway
Location
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Status
Removed for EXPO 74
History
Built 1902 GN, Removed 1972/3 for EXPO 74. Unique bridge
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Tall, 232', no mid span abutments
Dimensions
Span length: 232.0 ft.
Total length: 232.0 ft.
Also called
East of Spokane Passenger Terminal, 232' Steel Truss, Skewed, Double tracked.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.66176, -117.41582   (decimal degrees)
47°39'42" N, 117°24'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/468779/5278790 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
3110 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 89185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 4, 2020: Added by Patrick Farmer

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs