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Puyallup River BNSF Railroad Bridge

   


Puyallup River BNSF Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 24, 2014
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (BNSF) Over Puyallup River
Location
Tacoma: Pierce County, Washington
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (39.6 Meters)
Structure Length
400 Feet (122 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a traditionally composed example of a railroad bridge, containing two forms of metal bridge that were used with frequency by the railroad, the girder and the truss.

There are a couple more railroad truss bridges upstream a short distance of this bridge, however time and access limitations did not permit their documentation by HistoricBridges.org.

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