Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Railroad Bridge over Highway 2

Railroad Bridge over Highway 2 between Gold Bar & Index, Washington in 1994

This deck girder bridge between the towns of Gold Bar and Index is a fair distance away from the pass, about 33 miles west of the summit, but it does carry the Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainline that crosses the pass, and it is an unusual bridge. The railroad crosses the highway at a shallow angle, requiring a long bridge, with no supports in the way of the highway. Thus, this bridge uses outriggers on columns outside the highway right-of-way for support. This is a unique bridge that I thought was worth noting.

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