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Wenatchee River Railroad Bridge

Wenatchee River Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 21, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (BNSF) Over Wenatchee River
Location
Rural: Chelan County, Washington: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 9 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1899 By Builder/Contractor: Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
165 Feet (50 Meters)
Structure Length
625 Feet (191 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge includes two through truss main spans, and on either side there is a pony truss approach span, then there are a series of short trestle-style approach spans. This bridge has an unusual detail. All the truss spans look stylistically the same, except that the northern through truss span is pin-connected. The reason for this difference is not clear. It could be that this span is older, reused from another location, or that the riveted through truss span replaced a pin-connected span that was destroyed somehow. The plaque on the pony truss span was hard to see, but it appeared to indicate Fort Pitt Bridge Works with an 1899 date.

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