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Ferry Bar Bridge


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"Ferry bar, which is located about 1 mi. downstream from Diablo dam, and 5 mi. downstream from the Ruby Dam site."


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Skagit River on Road
Whatcom County, Washington
Built 1941; Converted to road use 1954; Removed 1960
- Skagit River Railway (SRRY)
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.70818, -121.16587   (decimal degrees)
48°42'29" N, 121°09'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/634932/5396639 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1941 (469)
Built during 1940s (4,112)
Lost (25,322)
Lost 1960 (82)
Lost during 1960s (778)
One-lane traffic (7,619)
Owned by state (16,113)
Pony truss (16,328)
Pratt pony truss (3,675)
Pratt through truss (5,466)
Pratt truss (9,408)
Rail-to-road (347)
Railroad (15,697)
Relocated (924)
Riveted (2,201)
Skagit River (16)
Skagit River Railway (6)
Through truss (15,291)
Truss (33,164)
Washington (1,319)
Whatcom County, Washington (39)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2018: Added by Luke


Ferry Bar Bridge
Posted July 5, 2019, by Luke

Also, if you find any information on where these steel truss bridges came from, seeing as they're all of earlier construction types, please comment so we can update the entries!

Ferry Bar Bridge
Posted July 5, 2019, by Luke

The date for this bridge and the still-extant Stetattle Creek Bridge came from Google's "Books" page results for Engineering News-Record, Volume 127: https://books.google.com/books?id=-ChQAAAAYAAJ&q=Skagit+Rive...

Appears to be available at both the Seattle Public Library and the UW Library.

Ferry Bar Bridge
Posted July 5, 2019, by Carl Sholin (carl_sholin [at] nps [dot] gov)


Thanks for this awesome resource! I work for the Cultural Resources Branch of North Cascades NP. I'm currently researching the Skagit River Railroad, and was wondering on what source material this information was based. I was pleased to see that this record was updated just last year, so maybe it's relatively fresh in your mind.

Thanks very much.

All the best,

Carl Sholin