|Photo taken by Aaron Hockley, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)|
From Flickr from Bridge Hunter
Harvey Henkelmann posted
BNSF crosses the mighty Columbia River at Rock Island, WA.
Bridge was built in 1892 for the Great Northern Railway, increased traffic and weight of trains necessitated reinforcing the main span with an outside truss in 1925 hence it's unique appearance.
Aaron Hockley photo
|Jim Kleeman posted|
In the early morning a partially dressed BNSF 4837 strides across the Columbia River at Rock Island, WA. The dispatcher referred to the Seattle - Chicago intermodal as the "Sea Chicken" when it left Wenatchee a few minutes earlier. Someone has a sense of humor early in the morning. 740 AM 9/13/1998
Marc Dufour shared a Flickr link. The Center for Railroad Photography has slapped a copyright on John F. Bjorklund's work. Bummer!
|Scott Tanner commented on Marc's share|
An early view .... (c1905 or so)
|The above, cropped|
|Motojw Photography posted|
Rock Island Railroad Bridge
The bridge was originally built in 1892 for the Great Northern Railway and was the first bridge to span the Columbia River. The site was chosen at Rock Island, Washington for being the shortest distance between the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State. Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Rock_Island_Railroad_Bridge_(Col…
Maggie Huggins Love this. You have once again captured water moving.
Jason Wiegand shared
Warren Caudle The story of the second bridge wrapping the first is interesting also.