This bridge is the only example of a Pegram truss bridge in Washington. The Pegram truss was patented by George Pegram and was used in a number of railroad bridges. Today it is an extremely rare truss configuration as very few examples exist nationwide. Pegram trusses are historically and technologically significant as an example of a patented 19th century metal truss bridge configuration.
The bridge was originally built in 1895 by the Union Pacific Railroad in Manhattan, Kansas. In 1912 it was relocated and erected here.
View the Historic Structure Report for a detailed history and discussion of this bridge.
The bridge retains excellent historic integrity with no major alterations to the truss noted.
This bridge is next to more traditional railroad bridge.
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