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BN - Snake River Bridge (Old)

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NP - Snake River Bridge

Bridge destroyed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #285095

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Description 

Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Snake River on Northern Pacific
Location
Pasco, Walla Walla County, Washington, and Franklin County, Washington
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884; Swing span replaced by vertical lift 1954 due to completion of McNary Dam; Replaced 1971
Builder
- D.D. McBean (Substructure)
Railroad
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Through truss swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 346.0 ft.
Total length: 1,580.0 ft.
Also called
NP - Snake River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.20709, -119.02937   (decimal degrees)
46°12'26" N, 119°01'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/343450/5119059 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pasco
Inventory number
BH 61295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • April 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added substructure contractor per Richard Doody
  • June 9, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com