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Washington Bridges

A list of known surviving Great Northern bridges in Washington

Listings are by line-segment in railroad east-to-west order. Mainlines are listed first; branch lines second.

 

Spokane

Wenatchee

Wenatchee

Seattle

Everett

Blaine

Dean

Boundary

Kettle Falls

Republic

Wenatchee

Oroville

Pacific Coast

Railroad

BRIDGE PHOTOS BUILT LENGTH CURRENT USE LOCATION

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REMARKS
Wenatchee: Thurston Street Overpass Click for larger image       BNSF Downtown Wenatchee just south of the depot Click for location on GN system map Click for Yahoo! map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Dryden: East Bridge

Click for larger image       BNSF Eastside of Dryden across the Wenatchee River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Tumwater Canyon: Penstock Bridge Click for larger image Click for larger image    

Hiking

path (uses

 bottom

of old

pipeline)

Northwest of Leaven-

worth

Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002 Bridge was used to carry a penstock (pipeline) across the river to feed water to the power plant and surge tank located just to the south.

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Photos taken July 11, 2002

Chumstick route:

Bridge 375

Click for larger image   1928 105' BNSF Across old Stevens Pass Highway Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Chumstick route:

Bridge 376

Click for larger image   1928 74' BNSF Across old Stevens Pass Highway Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Chumstick route:

Bridge 377

Click for larger image   1928 148' BNSF Across old Stevens Pass Highway Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Chumstick route:

Bridge 378

Wenatchee River Bridge

Click for larger image   1928 359' BNSF Across the Wenatchee river Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Chumstick route:

Bridge 379

Click for larger image   1928 124' BNSF Across old Stevens Pass Highway Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Nason Creek Bridge: BNSF MP 1694.1

Click for larger image   1940   BNSF West of Merritt across Nason Creek Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2000  

Photo taken July 26, 2000

Gaynor Trestle Click for larger image Click for larger image 1949

546'

BNSF Between Berne and Merritt Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002

This bridge was built as part of the Nason Creek line relocation completed in the summer of 1949, eliminating

207 degrees of mainline curvature  allowing trains to maintain track speed on Stevens Pass.

Photos taken July 11, 2002

Click for larger image

Photo taken July 27, 2000

Highway Overpass at Berne Click for larger image       BNSF East of Cascade Tunnel across U.S. 2 Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map   Pictured on the overpass is BN SDP40 1976, ex. GN 323

Photo taken September 22, 1977

by Claude Prutton

Cascade Tunnel: East Portal Bridge Click for larger image   ca. 1929   BNSF At the East Portal of Cascade Tunnel Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Deception Falls Bridge Click for larger image       BNSF West of Scenic across Deception Creek Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Foss River Bridge Click for larger image   1901   BNSF Stevens Pass, East of Skykomish Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 26, 2000

Money Creek Camp- ground: Bridge at BNSF MP 1735.2 Click for larger image       BNSF Between Grotto and Skykomish across the South Fork of the Skykomish River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Barclay Creek Bridge Click for larger image   1907   BNSF Between Index and Baring across Barclay Creek Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Sunset Falls Bridge Click for larger image Click for larger image     BNSF East of Index across the Skykomish River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map April 2003  

Photos taken May 1984 by Claude Prutton

Bridge at Index Click for larger image   1963   BNSF Downtown Index across the South Fork of the Skykomish River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002 Replaced earlier bridge to straighten out the original alignment.

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Stevens Pass: Bridge at BNSF MP 1750.9

Click for larger image       BNSF West of Index across the Skykomish river Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 26, 2000

Highway overpass at Gold Bar Click for larger image   Early 1960s   BNSF 2 Miles east of Gold Bar across US 2 Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 2000 by Leo Harker

Bridge at Gold Bar Click for larger image Click for larger image 1962   BNSF East of Gold Bar across the Skykomish River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002 Piers from the previous bridge are still visible to the left of the current bridge.

Photos taken July 26, 2000

Bridge at Startup Click for larger image Click for larger image     BNSF East of Startup across the Wallace River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Bridge at Sultan Click for larger image       BNSF Westside of town across the Sultan River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Snohomish River Bridge Click for larger image       BNSF Eastside of town across Snohomish River Click for location on GN system map Click for TerraServer topo map July 2002  

Photo taken July 11, 2002

Everett Hewitt Ave Overpass Click for larger image       BNSF Downtown Everett across Hewitt Ave. Approach to the Everett tunnel. Click for location on GN system map Click for Yahoo! map July 2002  

Photos taken July 26, 2002

Bridge #4 Ballard draw

bridge

Click for larger image Click for larger image 1914   BNSF South of Ballard across the Salmon Bay Waterway Click for location on GN system map Click for Yahoo! map July 2002  

Photos taken July 24, 2000

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