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BN - Little Bear Creek Bridge #3

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Description 

Original locations unknown. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Lattice deck girder bridge over Little Bear Creek on Abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad
Location
Latah County, Idaho
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1927 and 1933 using secondhand components
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
Design
2-27' Deck Girder
1-22' Deck Girder
1-72' Skewed Deck Lattice Girder
1-22' Deck Girder
1-34' Deck Girder
1-27' Deck Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 239.0 ft.
Also called
NP Bridge #107.1
NP Bridge #189
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.64880, -116.68272   (decimal degrees)
46°38'56" N, 116°40'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/524278/5166186 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2021: Added by John Marvig

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BN - Little Bear Creek Bridge #3
Posted September 4, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am hoping to see the still abandoned bridges in this area become part of the Latah Trail. I know that the county owns most of the grade, but it appears there may be gaps where private owners still own the grade.

This bridge is listed as a 72' lattice deck girder with a skew. It likely dates to the 1890s, when the design was commonly used. I am assuming the main lattice girder was modified to add a skew, and was certainly relocated here.