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Old Snake River bridge

Photo 

WSDOT

BH Photo #436492

Map 

Description 

The Bridge was built in 1921 by Pacific Bridge Company of Portland Oregon at a cost of 227,356 dollars split between Walla Walla and Franklin County. Replacing a ferry service that was known to not be reliable. On September 9th, 1949 at 3.30 pm a cotton blanket in the back of a car caught fire and it spread to the bridge deck when firefighters arrived the bridge was already engulfed in flames. Soon firefighters from both counties and the state highway commission came to fight the fire. Soon the fire was out of control to stop it from spreading the south approach was blown when the smoke had cleared at midnight the bridge was damaged beyond repair.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Snake RIver on US 12
Location
Burbank, Walla Walla County, Washington
History
Completed on May 5 1921 Burned on September 9th 1949
Builder
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.21545, -119.02259   (decimal degrees)
46°12'56" N, 119°01'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/343996/5119974 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2018: Added by Leslie R Trick

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com