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Olympic Discovery Trail - Dungeness River Bridge


Dungeness River Railroad Bridge

View from North

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson on June 14, 2011


BH Photo #201536



Timber Howe through truss bridge over Dungeness River on Olympic Discovery Trail (Abandoned Milwaukee Road)
Sequim, Clallam County, Washington
Closed due to flood damage; reopened in 2016
Built 1915, Railroad Abandoned 1985
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Timber Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 730.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Also called
MILW - Dungeness River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.08530, -123.14760   (decimal degrees)
48°05'07" N, 123°08'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/489007/5325791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004201 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 30, 2015: Updated by Luke: Status update: Closed due to flood damage in Febuary 2015.
  • February 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Rail-to-trail"
  • October 5, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • May 2, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • June 14, 2011: New photos from K. A. Erickson
  • April 4, 2011: Added by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dungeness River Audubon Center - Bridge History
  • Wikipedia - Dungeness River Railroad Bridge
  • K. A. Erickson
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs


Olympic Discovery Trail - Dungeness River Bridge
Posted April 30, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

To clarify it is the western approach trestle that washed out not the main span. The river plowed a new course during the floods.

Status per Olympic Discovery Trail website

"The Bridge and this section of trail is owned by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. The tribe is following two paths. One is an “as was” repair of the damaged section that will be paid for largely with their insurance coverage. The goal would be to reopen the broken span this summer, and they are close to a firm plan and schedule. The long term plan is to replace the entire west side trestle with a structure that will withstand the vagaries of the river across the active flood plain. They believe the truss bridge, dating to the 30’s, is adequately anchored, but the west trestle, with its 16 foot pile spacing, acts as a “rake” to debris brought down by the river and is not sustainable. The long term project will take years and much funding. (4/13/2015)"

Olympic Discovery Trail - Dungeness River Bridge
Posted April 30, 2015, by Luke
Dungeness River Railroad Bridge
Posted February 27, 2013, by Jann Mayer (jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this the only wooden through Howe truss still around? (Not counting covered bridges, of course.)