Bridge Hunter indicates that 1977 is when the swing span was replaced by the lift span for navigational purposes. But a source indicates that it was added in 1955 to accommodate the barge traffic made possible by the building of the McNary Dam.
A BNSF bridge over the Columbia River also has swing and lift spans.
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Burbank-Kennewick Railroad Bridge (Kennewick, Washington)
Historic 1924 Burbank-Kennewick Railroad Bridge over the Columbia River between Kennewick, Benton County and Walla Walla County, Washington. The bridge is owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The bridge has a vertical lift span for navigation with five Parker through truss approach spans (including an old swing span).
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A time-lapse video of the lift span going down
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