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PNWR - Willamette River Bridge

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Willamette River Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on January 29, 2010

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BH Photo #156195

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Overview
Swing span through truss bridge over Willamette River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR) in Albany
Location
Albany, Linn County, Oregon, and Benton County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921 by the Southern Pacific Railroad
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabricator)
Railroads
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Oregon Electric Railway (OER)
- Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
The Portland and Western Railroad Bridge in Albany is a Warren through truss with a 260-foot center swing span. The bridge features long timber trestle approach spans on both side of the Willamette River.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 260.0 ft.
Total length: 3,910.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Toledo District Railroad Bridge
Portland and Western Railroad Bridge
Albany Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.64077, -123.09674   (decimal degrees)
44°38'27" N, 123°05'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/492327/4943050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Albany
Inventory number
BH 44235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 4, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • February 24, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

P.N.W.R. - Willamette River Bridge
Posted October 25, 2011, by Charles Bonville (chabonor [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The timber trestle approach on the north end of the bridge was replaced with a steel piling and concrete span viaduct in 2009 and 2010. At a future date, I will upload photos of the original trestle approach and the new viaduct.