Beverly Railroad Bridge - Beverly, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 50.018 W 119° 56.541
11T E 275618 N 5190880
Quick Description: The historic Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad bridge across the Columbia River at Beverly, Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 1:39:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM8772
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Beverly Bridge was built in 1909 as part of the westward expansion of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. The railroad electrified the line about 1920 and added supports to carry the electrical lines on the bridge. In 1980, the railroad went into bankruptcy and abandoned this line. The State of Washington obtained the railroad right of way across the state and has established the Iron Horse State Park along part of the route from Cedar Falls (west end) to the Columbia River (east end). The bridge is closed to all use.



The Beverly Bridge is about 2100 foot long steel bridge. Starting from an earth-filled embankment with concrete abbutment on the west shore there is a steel plate girder span of about 125 feet, then ten 125-foot Warren deck trusses, a 125-foot Parker through truss over the shipping channel, four 125-foot Waren deck trusses, a final 80-foot steel plate girder spanning Wash. Hwy. 243 to a concrete abuttment and earth-filled embankment at east end.
The above information is summarized from http://www.efsec.wa.gov/oplarchive/oplpft/technical_reports/bridgerep.pdf and http://bridgehunter.com/wa/grant/beverly-railroad/ Good parking coordinates (N 46° 50.376' W 119° 56.378') are at end of short dirt road off Wash. Hwy. 243 about a third of a mile north of bridge. Parking along highway at bridge is difficult.

Street address:
Spans Columbia River at Beverly
Beverly, WA United States
99321


County / Borough / Parish: Grant

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation/abandoned

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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