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UP - Riparia Bridge

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OW&N - Snake River Bridge

Washington

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285132

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Snake River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Riparia, Whitman County, Washington, and Columbia County, Washington
Status
Removed
History
Built 1889; Removed 1969
Builder
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. (OR&N)
- Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. (OWR&N)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
1 352' Pratt through truss swing
2 325' Whipple through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 1,002.0 ft.
Also called
OWR&N - Snake River Bridge
OR&N - Riparia Bridge
OR&N - Snake River Bridge
OWR&N - Riparia Bridge
UP - Snake River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.57523, -118.09011   (decimal degrees)
46°34'31" N, 118°05'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/416469/5158539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Starbuck East
Inventory number
BH 61306 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • May 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added truss type and loss date.
  • June 10, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added link to historical imagery
  • June 10, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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