Where ever it is it isn't in a very populated area.
Charlott on 28th December 2015 @ 7:02am
It look like the bridge near Maryhill.
Dale Nicol on 28th December 2015 @ 7:38am
Oh look Arlen!! A train with smoke.
L.E. on 28th December 2015 @ 8:12am
It looks like bridge near Celilo Falls......
Patti on 28th December 2015 @ 9:48am
Great picture Arthur....and I thought Christmas had passed.....doubt it is the Celilo bridge as the ship passage wasn't in the center...it was/is on the south end of the bridge near the canal.
Arlen Sheldrake on 28th December 2015 @ 10:39am
I checked the railroad bridge near Celilo last week. The spans are quite different and I don't think there is an angle which wouldn't show gorge cliffs.
Arthur on 28th December 2015 @ 11:04am
This picture was taken in 1940 before the Dalles dam. Wasn't the bridge redone after that.
mary bartmess kramer on 28th December 2015 @ 11:18am
Looks to be an eastern dryland area, but there are no cliffs to be seen. Maybe near what are today the Tri-Cities?
Interesting that two different styles of trusses are being used. Maybe one end of the bridge has been somehow damaged and rebuilt prior to this picture being taken.
Longshot on 28th December 2015 @ 1:34pm
Here is a photo of the Kennewick-Pasco bridge with a lift span. Note that it has two different truss designs as per today's photo.
Longshot on 28th December 2015 @ 1:42pm
Here is a pic when the K-P bridge still had its swing section instead of a lift.
Longshot on 28th December 2015 @ 1:51pm
This article on the Northern Pacific railroad bridge at Pasco/Kennewick has a tiny photo of a bridge that could possibly be this one.
The bridge was designed with six Parker through truss and four Warren through truss spans. The Parkers are the curved ones. The Warrens are the straight ones. If I could add a smiley face I would. It might not be the K/P bridge but I learned about trusses.
L.E. on 28th December 2015 @ 2:15pm
The previous link I gave says the drawspan would pivot.
This link tells about the types of trusses.
L.E. on 28th December 2015 @ 2:30pm
If this is the Pasco-Kennewick Railroad bridge----then I give a thumbs up to Alva Day and Arthur.
I think they have just provided the internet with the best historical photo of the bridge.
L.E. on 28th December 2015 @ 4:06pm
I'm going to take a wild guess and say it's the North Bank Bridge from Vancouver to Portland. That bridge was two miles long and very well could have hade both Parker & Warren trrough trusses. Ship chanel looks more correct. Probably an Spokane, Portland & Seattle (SP&S) engine.
Roger Sheldrake on 28th December 2015 @ 4:57pm
The 1905 NP bridge at Pasco was changed in the 1950's from a swing span to a lift span so this could be it. It also has both parallel and polygonal top chords as in your picture. It and the UP bridge there both had the opening spans in the center. "acmemapper2.1" should show it all but I am having trouble with this machine at this time. Originally there was a 2487' wood span here until this 1883 built steel bridge was moved here from the Missouri crossing at Bismark ND. The difference in top chords may be because it was partially rebuilt with 250' spans from Japan in 1983.
Kenn on 28th December 2015 @ 5:03pm
L.E. on 28th December 2015 @ 7:25pm
both brother Roger and I are history buffs and enjoy this site. however, our older brother John W. was the real history buff but is no longer with us. John W. went to that "other" school (class of 1955) named after some mountain....
Arlen Sheldrake on 28th December 2015 @ 10:10pm
Definitely not Celilo. Just look at the surrounding land and you don't have the rim rock. Definitely in a more flat area.
Arlen is referring to Wy'east High School.....land of the Eagles.....
Charlott on 29th December 2015 @ 7:08am
A bit of local rivalry??
Roger...Someone here, more knowledgeable about trains than I, will know this better, but I think the swing span on the Portland/Vancouver railroad bridge was not in the center. It was close to the north (Vancouver) shore.
L.E. on 29th December 2015 @ 7:26am
Definitely the Pasco-Kennewick bridge, there is a good picture posted on google earth. It has the polygonal top chords on one side of the draw and parallel cords on the other. This is not at all like the Vancouver or Celilo bidges as both have the draw near one end, and the next RR bridge upstream from Pasco, the Milw Road at Beverly, is a deck truss rather than a through truss.
Kenn on 30th December 2015 @ 8:14am
Here is a good 1951 view of this bridge at Pasco.
The Union Pacific bridge just south at a place called Hedges is very similar to the Pasco bridge, even the detail of different style truss sections on either side of the swing portion. Both bridges were converted to lift spans in 1955, in preparation for the rising water level created by McNary dam. Later Union Pacific replaced some of the truss spans to deck plate girder spans.
Kevin on 8th May 2020 @ 3:07pm