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highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:16 am
by Rich1853
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Re: highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:08 am
by Rich1853
highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber
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Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:16 am

High Steel Bridge
South Fork Skokomish River
Shelton, Washington, United States
365 feet high / 111 meters high
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Steel_Bridge
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Vance Creek Bridge
Shelton, Washington, United States
347 feet high / 106 meters high
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_Creek_Bridge
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Map of
Simpson Logging Co. vast network in the Olympic National Forrest
High Steel Bridge location - just north of Camp 3
Vance Creek Bridge location - south of the Fir Creek Transfer.
Wynoochee Lake this is where I went camping last month (Sept. 2018), upper left hand corner, about 35 miles to the north of Montasano , where i was vacationing.
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Re: highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:52 am
by Rich1853
From Facebook memories (only one without friends)

This is the west side of Wynoochee Lake at the Coho Campgrounds. Shoreline about 800 feet above sea level. The end of the Simpson Railroad was just beyond that ridge to the east. Elevation 3200 feet, 4800 feet further east on the other side of a valley where the train ran. Valley floor 1000 - 1100 feet above sea level.
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Camp Grisdale, south of the Wynoochee Dam (built 1972), east of the river.
http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2018/12/ ... ing-camps/
Big trees in the area
https://www.pinterest.com/marielisle/camp-grisdale/

Re: highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:01 am
by ConducTTor
Has anyone here actually ridden on a train going over a bridge like that? It must be...uncomfortable.

Re: highest US railway arch bridges were build by Simpson Lumber

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:39 pm
by Rich1853
ConducTTor wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:01 am
Has anyone here actually ridden on a train going over a bridge like that? It must be...uncomfortable.
Not in a very long time for these bridges
The High Steel Bridge was converted to vehicle traffic in 1964 when the railbed was replaced by a concrete deck.
The Vance Creek Bridge was decommissioned in the 1970s

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