Thursday, December 13, 2018

Washington State/Milwaukee 1909 Bridge over Columbia River near Beverly, WA

(Bridge Hunter 1, Bridge Hunter 2, Satellite)

This bridge became abandoned when Milwaukee Road abandoned its westward extension. Washingthon State got ownership because of back taxes. Some of the Milwaukee right-of-way has been converted to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, but the bridge is currently closed. How can a bridge be so bad that it can't even support people and horses? In 2018, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is working on getting an engineering study done to determine how to rehabilitate it for trail use. [Bridge Hunter 2]

Photo from Bridge Hunter 2
Photo is one of  14 from Hoffman's Gallery of Misadventure (source)
A photo with Boxcab Electrics pulling a train

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