Saturday, October 26, 2019

1895 GN Bridge At Rock Island

Courtesy of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Looking up river at the Great Northern Railway bridge across Columbia River at Rock Island circa 1895. Completed in 1893, the site was chosen at Rock Island for being the shortest distance between the banks of the Columbia River. In 1925, it was decided to strengthen the main span in anticipation of increased traffic and heavier trains by reinforcing the structure with an additional outside truss frame. Charley Smith Photograph Collection. 

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