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Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail - Hull Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Gene Bisbee

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BH Photo #242371


A trail at Olallie State Park South Fork Picnic Area leads to the foundations.


Deck plate girder bridge over Hull Creek on Trail
King County, Washington
Open to pedestrians only
Originally built 1910; Middle span built in 1998 after a 1988 storm caused a mudslide that destoyed the original middle spans.
- Boss Construction, Inc. (Modern Center Span Contractor)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Deck plate girder
Also called
MILW - Hull Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.43297, -121.65803   (decimal degrees)
47°25'59" N, 121°39'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/601196/5254153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chester Morse Lake
Inventory number
BH 53689 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2022: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • August 2, 2022: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • July 12, 2019: Updated by Luke: Refined history per forum comment
  • November 4, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden


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Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail - Hall Creek Bridge
Posted December 5, 2021, by Allen Miller (milwaukeedude1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Despite what forest service and topography maps show, the correct name of this bridge is Hull Creek. The original bridge was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway of Washington in 1908 of wooden timber construction, it was converted to a steel viaduct in 1910. The railroad has always called the creek "Hull" creek and I believe it is marked as such by a sign on the present trail.

Iron Horse Trail - Hall Creek Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Anonymous

The missing mid span was actually replaced in 1998-99. The middle 2 spans and support structure were taken out by a mudslide in 1988.