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CWRR - Yakima River Bridge

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looking south from Yakima Greenway Trail

Photo taken by Dave Cox in April 2017

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Description 

The bridge was nearly destroyed in the flood of 1964. New temporary piers have replaced the original and bridge was put back in service

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on Central Washington Railroad
Location
Yakima, Yakima County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891; Nnearly destroyed in the flood of 1964 and placed on new piers.
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Central Washington Railroad (CWRR)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.61579, -120.48874   (decimal degrees)
46°36'57" N, 120°29'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/692280/5165533 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76601 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • April 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Merged info from other entry.
  • April 16, 2017: Added by Dave Cox

Sources 

  • Dave Cox
  • Luke

Comments 

CWRR - Yakima River Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Builder's plate in photo 2 has 1891. There have probably been repairs to substructure, perhaps even replacement spans, at later times.

CWRR - Yakima River Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by Dave Cox (runnindingo [at] gmail [dot] com)

In my research I got two contradicting dates of when the bridge was destroyed First date is 1906 according to Yakima Museum. The other is 1964 based on the Whitnall family. They claim that their dad, Jack Whitnall was working for Boise Cascade as promo-man and took this picture at the same time.

I would like to verify this. Any help would be apppreciated

BTW I have family permission to post this picture.