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BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Aaron Hockley

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) on Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Skamania County, Washington
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1907
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Truss Fabricator)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
BNSF - Drano Lake Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.71128, -121.64855   (decimal degrees)
45°42'41" N, 121°38'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/605188/5062857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Defiance
Inventory number
BH 60315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • August 26, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is imminently doomed!
  • June 28, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Mike Garland
  • June 28, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • March 19, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted October 15, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is BNSF's report on this bridge replacement with more photos and details.

http://www.bnsf.com/news-media/railtalk/service/drano-lake-b...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is an article about the installation of the new bridge at Drano Lake along the Columbia River in Washington.

https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/sep/14/bnsf-completes-dr...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by Anonymous

Here is time-lapse video of the new span leaving Vancouver where it was loaded on the barge. There is also a video in the comments of the barge moving up the Columbia River.

https://m.facebook.com/jonathan.tuom/posts/2938698273044475

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 29, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the new bridge being moved up the river on a barge.

https://www.facebook.com/143864405691223/posts/3217949334949...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 29, 2020, by Charles Chambers (charleschambers [at] ymail [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the new bridge being moved up the river on a barge.

https://www.facebook.com/143864405691223/posts/3217949334949...

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2020, by Nathan B Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yep, that seems right. Looks like I just misread the last line.

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

John, I think they might be speaking of the new replacement through truss. Sounds like they have it built at another location so they can move it into place quickly.

BNSF - Little White Salmon River Bridge
Posted May 16, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sounds like this bridge is being replaced. Interestingly, the article mentions the bridge will be floated up the Columbia to its final location...whatever that means.

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/bnsf_railway/news/BNS...