4 votes

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail - Beverly Bridge


Beverly Railroad Bridge

From the northeast

Photo taken by Mike Goff in May 2012


BH Photo #231579


Street View 


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from professional consulting firms with expertise in historic bridge analysis and rehabilitation for the purpose of developing a Predesign study following Washington State Office of Financial Management guidelines to evaluate existing conditions of the c. 1909 Beverly Bridge and analyze alternatives and cost estimates to adapt the bridge for pedestrian and equestrian use.

RFQ due: Friday July 20, 2018 at 1:30pm

Project Budget: $115,000

Download the RFQ at https://www.dropbox.com/s/v3ubrip3fnnktml/BevBridgeRFQ_07062...


Abandoned through and deck truss bridge over Columbia River on the former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Iron Horse Trail) in Beverly
Beverly, Grant County, Washington, and Kittitas County, Washington
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Study and RFP announced July 2018 to adapt bridge to pedestrian/equestrian use: http://www.preservewa.org/rfq/
Built 1909
- Bates & Rogers Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Substructure Contractor)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Steel Fabrication)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Main span: Parker through truss
Approaches: 14 Warren deck trusses
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Also called
Beverly Railroad Bridge
MILW - Beverly Bridge
Beverly Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.83381, -119.94202   (decimal degrees)
46°50'02" N, 119°56'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/275644/5190899 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004212 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 38562 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 16, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 21, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 25, 2019: Updated by Luke: Updated trail name; Iron Horse Trail now called Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail
  • June 15, 2019: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • October 10, 2018: New photo from Leslie R Trick
  • July 9, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: RFP issued to adapt bridge for pedestrian/equestrian use
  • March 28, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • March 28, 2018: Added by Richard Doody
  • May 19, 2013: New photo from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • April 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added DPGs to bridge types
  • November 2, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is now part of a trail according to google maps
  • May 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added substructure builder
  • May 8, 2012: New photos from Mike Goff

Related Bridges 


  • Wikipedia - Beverly Railroad Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • RailPictures.net
  • RailPictures.net
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail - Beverly Bridge
Posted December 1, 2021, by Somebodyelse (rsalstrom [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As of Dec 1st, 2021, the concrete trail decking is installed and hand-railing is in process. Anticipated opening for trail use in spring 2022.

Beverly Railroad Bridge
Posted July 13, 2011, by Terry Hurless (terryhurless [at] gmail [dot] com)

Substructure was built by Bates & Rogers Construction Corporation, Chicago, Illinois. Foundations built by open cofferdam method, excavation extending 35 feet below water. Foundations being built ahead of track, all materials and plant were transported from railhead on 100-Ton Steamer and large Barges which B & R built at Vulcan, Washington, 40 miles up the river