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Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge


Photo taken by John

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BH Photo #244597

Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Skagit River on Gorge Dam Access Road
Newhalem, Whatcom County, Washington
Open to private traffic
Built 1935
- Skagit River Railway (SRRY)
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.67563, -121.24159   (decimal degrees)
48°40'32" N, 121°14'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/629445/5392890 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Diablo Dam
Inventory number
BH 54891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 25, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • December 13, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 12, 2012: Added by Luke Harden


Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge
Posted November 13, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clearly a railroad bridge. I would think it was built between the late 1890s and the first decade of the 20th century. It also wouldn’t be surprising if it was relocated to this location, as most railroads found reuse for spans no longer suitable for mainline use.

Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge
Posted November 13, 2018, by Luke

Possibly purchased from the Great Northern route, as that's the sole railroad the Skagit route interchanged with.

Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge
Posted November 12, 2018, by Christopher Finigan

Looks like this bridge was relocated here from elsewhere.

Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge
Posted December 12, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like a retrofitted railroad span to me.