Re: Bonners Ferry, Idaho-December 1987 Trains
Author: GOOD FOR 8...SPLASH!
Date: 07-06-2024 - 20:12

photo post Wrote:
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> According to a webpage linked below, it collapsed
> under a train on 12/6/1985.
>
> [www.moosecreek.ch]
> ototype-rallroads.html/history-howe-truss-bridge.p
> ic/pic1.jpg
>
> Source:
> [www.moosecreek.ch]
> otype.html


The Bonners Ferry collapse was on December 6, 1985. Fortunately, only eight cars on the rear of the train (which was cabooseless by then) fell in, so no locomotives or employees were lost. It was one of the few wooden through-truss railroad bridges still in existence. UP was already building a new plate girder bridge next to it; completion schedule was sped up and they had the last span and track panel laid down two days later. My photo of the wooden bridge pre-collapse was in the December 1987 Trains. A photo of the aftermath was in the April 1987 Trains. [Trains, Bruce Kelly comment at "06, 2010 09:41"]



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