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BNSF - Wind River Canyon Bridge

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Photo taken by montanatom1950

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BH Photo #253157

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Overview
Warren deck truss with all verticals bridge over Wind River on BNSF Railway
Location
Fremont County, Wyoming
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1948
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Warren deck truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 559.0 ft.
Also called
Wind River Canyon Train Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.42484, -108.17910   (decimal degrees)
43°25'29" N, 108°10'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/728341/4811859 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boysen
Inventory number
BH 51130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • March 14, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • April 23, 2017: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • April 10, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 4, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 31, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • January 30, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Luke
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Wind River Canyon Bridge
Posted June 23, 2019, by Mark Pruitt (bruntonma [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In response to prior comment - When the new Boysen dam was built and the old one removed many years ago, the location of the dam and the level of the reservoir changed. These changes required a realignment of the railroad. The tunnel is just a vestige of the old alignment.

BNSF - Wind River Canyon Bridge
Posted October 29, 2016, by Warren Caudle (wcaudle [at] nctv [dot] com)

Anyone have any history on this? There is a tunnel shown. Was this part of the RR?