Last Update:  February 19, 2005
The following pictures are of abandoned railroad bridges and trestles, taken by me, in my search for
abandoned and historical railroads.   More photos and information can be found on my main
abandoned and historical railroad page, linked below.
All Photos were taken by Brian McCamish unless otherwise noted.
Location:  near Shelton, WA - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Simpson Timber  - Years: 1929-1985  Photo: 4/2004

The tallest railroad bridge in the U.S.   Over 350 feet tall, 800 feet long.  
Accessable via a several mile hike.  More info on my
Simpson RR Page.
Location:  near Shelton, WA  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Simpson Timber RR - Years: 1929-1985 Photo: 4/2004

The original trestle here was wood.  The current metal structure was built in
the 1950s.  This area contains a very interesting abandoned logging railroad
with the tracks still present for several miles.   
More info on my
Simpson RR Page.
Location: near Shelton, WA - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Simpson Timber RR - Years: 1920-1985 Photo: 4/2004

An interesting bridge on the Simpson Timber RR that is now totally abandoned,
but still used as a gated off truck bridge.  Tracks still in place.  Requires a hike
to access.  More info on my
Simpson RR Page.
Location: near Shelton, WA - Status: Abandoned
Railroad:  Simpson Timber RR - Years: 1920-1985 Photo: 4/2004

Another Simpson Timber RR bridge.  Also requires a short hike to access.
This time the tracks were removed.   More info on my
Simpson RR Page.
Location:  Vernonia, Oregon - Status:  Partly destroyed
Railroad:  United Railway - Years: 1922-1969 Photo: 4/2002

One of several rare remaining wooden trestles located near Vernonia.  Part of
the United Railway which served the Oregon-American Lumber mill in
Vernonia.   Check out my
United Railway-OregonAmerican Mill Page.
Location: Yaquina, OR  - Status:  Partly dismantled
Railroad:  Southern Pacific  - Years: 1886-1937 Photo: 5/2004

Originally built by the Corvallis and Yaquina Railroad, later bought by Southern
Pacific.   Two of several bridge remains on the abandoned RR line between
Toledo and Yaquina.  Much more info on my
Yaquina Railroad page.
Location: Auburn, CA - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Mt. Quarries RR  - Years: 1910-1939 Photo: 2/2004

When built it was the longest concrete bridge in the world.  Today it's still one
of the most unique railroad bridges around.   Some of it's most interesting
history occured after it was abandoned.   
More on my
Mt. Quarries Railroad Page.
Location: Gardiner, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Longview, Portland & Northern  - Years: 1950s-1999
Photo: 5/2004

One of two bridges on the LP&N shortline to serve a sawmill and paper mill in
Gardner, OR.   Both mills were closed and the line closed, but all the tracks,
bridges and railyard remain in place in the very unlikely event the mill is
reopened.  More info on my
Longview, Portland and Northern Page.
Location: Gardiner, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Longview, Portland & Northern  - Years: 1950s-1999
Photo: 5/2004

One of two bridges on the LP&N shortline to serve a sawmill and paper mill in
Gardner, OR.   Both mills were closed and the line closed, but all the tracks,
bridges and railyard remain in place in the very unlikely event the mill is
reopened.  More info on my
Longview, Portland and Northern Page.
Location: Oregon  - Status:  Mostly destroyed
Railroad:  Kerry Timber Railroad  - Years: 1912-1930s
Photo: 4/2003

The remains of a Kerry Timber trestle that crossed the current Portland &
Western line and current Hwy 30 on it's way south into the Oregon Coast
Range.   More info on my
Kerry Timber RR Page.
Location: Cottage Grove, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  JH Chambers Mill Railroad  - Years: 1925-1945
Photo: 12/2003

The last of many covered railroads bridges to still exist in Oregon and possibly
the entire Northwest and much of America.   It was built to cross the
Willamette River from the Chamber's saw mill and access numerous timber
stands to the west.  More info on my
JH Chambers Mill RR Page.
Location: Eagle Creek, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad: Portland Traction Company - Years: 1903-1930s
Photo: 3/2002

A very old steel bridge built for electric trolleys that ran between Portland and
Estacada, OR.  This line was abandoned when a very large wooden trestle up
the line burned down in the 1930s.  More info on my
Springwater Railroad Page.
Location: Estacada, OR  - Status: Converted Maint. Vehicle bridge
Railroad: Portland Traction Company - Years: 1903-1907
Photo: 9/2003

This bridge was specificly built to run railroads across the Clackamas River to
the Cazadaro dam site.  When the dam was finished the rails were pulled up, but
the bridge is still used today for dam service vehicles.    More info on my
Springwater Railroad Page.
Location: Leavenworth, WA  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Northern Pacific  - Years: 1907-1910 Photo: 6/2003

Built in 1907 to allow small locomotives to cross the Wenatchee River and
drive 2 miles upstream to build a dam.  From the dam, a large flume was built
back to the bridge.  The rails were pulled and the flume crossed the bridge to a
powerstation.  Today, everything is abandoned including the dam/powerstation.
More info on my
Washington Cascades Trip.
Location: Monroe, WA  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  CSPM  - Years: 1910-1980  Photo: 6/2003

An interesting large bridge built for the Chicago St. Paul and Milwaulkie RR
branch near Monroe, WA.   The bridge and several miles of track still remain in
a heavily wooded area.  More info on my
Washington Cascades Trip.
Location: Monroe Junction, WA  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  CSPM  - Years: 1910-1980 Photo: 6/2003

Another bridge built for the Chicago St. Paul and Milwaulkie RR.
The bridge and several miles of track still remain in a heavily wooded area just
outside of Monroe, Washington.  More info on my
Washington Cascades Trip.
Location: near Monroe, WA  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  CSPM  - Years: 1910-1980  Photo: 6/2003

Two more bridges built for the Chicago St. Paul and Milwaulkie RR on the
branch line between Monroe and Snoqualmie, WA.
The bridge and several miles of track still remain in a heavily wooded area just
outside of Monroe, Washington.  More info on my
Washington Cascades Trip.
Location: near Fort Brag, CA  - Status:  Destroyed
years: 1920s-1930s  Photo: early 1980s

Picture taken by my uncle:  Geron Marcom
This logging trestle was probably built around the 1920s.  The picture was
taken in the early 1980s, but unfortunately, this historic trestle was purposely
torn down for safety reasons a few years later.
Location: Coburg, OR  - Status:  Converted to Ped. Bridge
Railroad: Southern Pacific  - Years: 1887-early 1980s
Photo: 5/2004

This is a very old and large trestle that crossed the McKenzie River south of
Coburg, OR.  The grade at either end of the trestle is all but gone, but the
trestle is preserved for people to walk out on.
Location: Oakridge, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Southern Pacific  - Years: 1906/1948-1990
Photo: 5/2004

This very old historical structure was originally built 1906, but in 1948 was
place here to cross Salmon Creek and connect the Pope & Talbot mill in
Oakridge, Oregon to the Southern Pacific mainline, via a 1/2 mile long spur.  
The mill, the spur line and bridge were all abandoned in 1990.   Check out my
Pope and Talbot Mill and Spur page for more pics and info.
Location: Kirk, OR  - Status:  Rotted away
Railroad:  Multiple Logging RRs  - Years: 1920-1939
Photo: 5/2004

This is the remains of the Kirk Logging Railroad bridge, which crossed the
Williamson River and connected a number logging railroads that operated on
the west side of the river, to the Southern Pacific mainline.  Originally built by
the Pelican Bay Logging company, today only a few pilings remain.
Location: Tillamook State Forest, OR  - Status:  Destroyed
Railroad:  Logging RR  - Years: ? Photo: 2/2004

These old pilings are the only hint that a logging railroad used to exist here.  
The rest of the bridge has long since collasped and rotted away and the grade
turned into a logging road with no hint of it's former status.  That's my friend
John Notis in the picture.
Location: Keasey, OR  - Status:  Collasped
Railroad:  United Railway  - Years: 1924-1957
Photo: 10/2003

Photo by my friend John Notis
This is all that is left of the giant bridge west of Keasey, OR.   That's me standing
next the toppled pilings.   We had to hike a little ways to find this spot.
Check out my
United Railway/Oregon-American Page.
Location: Boyleston, WA - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  CM&SP  - Years: 1910-1980  Photo: 6/2003

This bridge was built and used by the Chicago, Milwaulkie and St. Paul railroad
which used to operate a line nearly across the country and completely across
the state of Washington.   More info on my
Washingon Cascades Trip page.
Location: Mill City, OR  - Status:  Converted to bike trail
Railroad:  Southern Pacific - Years: 1919-1980s Photo: 4/2003

This line was build in the 1880s, but the current bridge was built in 1919.  The
line was abandoned past the point of the bridge sometime in the 1980s.  It
continues to operate to Mill City on the other side of the bridge. Check out my
related
Albany and Eastern Page.
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Location: west of Duncan, BC  - Status:  Converted to Bike Trail
Railroad:  Canadian Pacific - Years: 1922-1987 Photo: 6/2004

This trestle was spotted west of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island in the
Cowichan Valley.    Check out my
E&N Abandoned Russell Roundhouse page for more pics.
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Location: near Reedport, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Unknown - Years: 1916+  Photo: 8/2004

I noticed this trestle near the Central Oregon  & Pacific Coos Bay branch, by
Reedsport, OR.  I can't be sure it's an ex-RR bridge, but it's a good bet.  The
area was heavily overgrown but I noticed what appeared to be a built up grade
heading directly towards the ex-Southern Pacific line.
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Location: Vaughn, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  LP&N - Years: 1916+  Photo: 8/2004

This small railroad bridge is located on the property of a partly abandoned saw
mill in Vaughn, Oregon.  Through the 1970s, the mill railroad was the Longview,
Portland & Northern, which switched cars to the then Southern Pacific Coos
Bay branch.  Today, this bridge is abandoned, but the mill spur line is still partly
used and switched by the
Central Oregon and Pacific, which now operates the
entire Coos Bay branch line.
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Location: Springfield, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Southern Pacific - Years: 1882/1896-1986  Photo: 8/2004

The McKenzie River Bridge (sometimes called the Hayden Bridge)  was originally
built for the Central Pacific in 1872 and crossed the Bear River near Corrine, Utah.   
Later it was used by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation, although I'm not sure
where.    In 1896, it was placed here.   Although not the oldest bridge site, it is the
oldest bridge structure still standing in Oregon and possibly the entire Northwest.  
In 2004, this metal structure was 122 years old!  
Check out my page on this line.
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Location: near Springfield, OR  - Status:  Abandoned
Railroad:  Southern Pacific - Years: 1896-1986  Photo: 8/2004

This bridge over the Mohawk River was originally built in 1896, then rebuilt
several times.  It was abandoned when the line was abandoned in 1986.  
Check out my page on this line.
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Location: Rock Creek, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad:  Southern Pacific - Years: 1905-1993  Photo: 3/2004

This is all that remains of the Union Pacific bridge over Rock Creek on the
Condon Branch.  The bridge was completely destroyed in the early 1990s,
shortly after the line was abandoned.  All that remains are these steel
pillars.  Check out my
UP Condon Branch page.
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Location: east of Thorton, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: ?  Photo: 8/2004

I don't have a lot of info on this abandoned line located east of Thorton, WA.
 It was a grain railroad and this was one of several short railroad bridges
that remain in very good condition.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page,
which these pictures are featured.
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Location: Tekoa, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

This huge viaduct trestle was abandoned in 1980, but it still stands
towering over a field near the town of Tekoa, WA.   Check out my
Idaho
Railroad trip page, which these and more pictures are featured.  
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Location: Tekoa, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Union Pacific bridge near Tekoa.   I'm not sure of the history of this
bridge, but it looks to have been abandoned for some time.   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page, which these and more pictures are featured.  
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Location: Tekoa, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Union Pacific bridge nearTekoa.   I'm not sure of the history of this
bridge.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page, which these and more
pictures are featured.  
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Location: near Calder, ID  - Status:  converted for road
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1987  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road bridge of very unique and strange design, near Calder,
Idaho.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page. for more info and pics.
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Location: Leavenworth, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Great Northern - Years: ?  Photo: 7/2002

This collasped trestle, used to connect the city of Leavenworth to the Great
Northern line, just north of Leavenworth.   Today, the GN is operated by the
Burlington Northern, but Leavenworth no longer gets any rail traffic since
this bridge was abandoned and later collasped, possibly after burning.
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Location: Coquille, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Southern Pacific - Years: 1900s-1990s  Photo: 11/2004

This trestle is located just beyond the point of abandonment of the CORP
(ex-Southern Pacific) line in Coquille.   CORP still runs to the very west end of
Coquille, but has abandoned the line beyond Coquille.  Check out my
CORP page for more info.
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Location: Keasey, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon-American - Years: 1920s-1957 Photo: 11/2004

One of several trestles on the Oregon-Amercan logging railroad near Keasey,
Oregon.  Today the trestles are collasped, but some remains can be found.  
The logging railroads in this area were abandoned in the late 1950s.  More info
on my
United Railway & Oregon-American Page.
Location: Cottage Grove, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific & Eastern - Years: 1900s-1994
Photo: 8/2004

One of several trestles on the abandoned OP&E.   This line was abandoned in
1994, but the entire line was converted to a bike trail since and all of the
bridges on the branch to Culp Creek were preserved for the trail.  More info on
my
Oregon Pacific & Eastern page.
Location: Cottage Grove, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific & Eastern - Years: 1900s-1994
Photo: 8/2004

One of several trestles on the abandoned OP&E.   This line was abandoned in
1994, but the entire line was converted to a bike trail since and all of the
bridges on the branch to Culp Creek were preserved for the trail.  More info on
my
Oregon Pacific & Eastern page.
Location: Cottage Grove, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific & Eastern - Years: 1900s-1994
Photo: 8/2004

One of several trestles on the abandoned OP&E.   This line was abandoned in
1994, but the entire line was converted to a bike trail since and all of the
bridges on the branch to Culp Creek were preserved for the trail.  More info on
my
Oregon Pacific & Eastern page.
Location: Cottage Grove, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific & Eastern - Years: 1900s-1980s
Photo: 8/2004

One of several bridges on the abandoned OP&E.   This steel plate girder bridge
is located further up the line on a section that was abandoned in the 1980s and
was not turned into a trail.   More info on my
Oregon Pacific & Eastern page.
Photo on the right is courtesy of John Goldie.
Location: Patton, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Southern Pacific - Years: 1880-1985
Photo: 4/2004

One of several bridges on the Southern Pacific St. Joseph Branch.  Part of the
line was abandoned and this bridge was salvaged on the spot and part of the
bridge used as a barrier on each landing.  
More info on my
SP St. Joseph Branch Page.
Location: Gaston, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Southern Pacific - Years: 1880-1985
Photo: 4/2004

One of several bridges on the Southern Pacific St. Joseph Branch.  Part of the
line was abandoned and this bridge was salvaged on the spot and part of the
bridge used as a barrier on each landing.  
More info on my
SP St. Joseph Branch Page.
Location: Milwaulkie, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Portland Traction Co. - Years: 1905-1990
Photo: 1/2005

This Portland Traction Co. Railroad bridge site is over Hwy 99E in Milwaulkie.  
The last bridge to reside here was rebuilt in the 1970s, but was destroyed in
1990, when the line was abandoned and turned into a bike trail.
More info on my
Oregon Pacific Railroad Page.
Location: Milwaulkie, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Portland Traction Co. - Years: 1905-1990
Photo: 1/2005

This Portland Traction Co. Railroad bridge site is over the Union Pacific tracks
in Milwaulkie.  The last bridge to reside here was rebuilt in the 1970s, but was
destroyed in 1990, when the line was abandoned and turned into a bike trail.
More info on my
Oregon Pacific Railroad Page.
Location: Grand Ronde, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Willamina & Grand Ronde - Years: 1922-1985
Photo: 1/2005

These remains are of the bridge that used to cross the South Yamhill River.  It
was destroyed around 1985, when the line between Grand Ronde and Fort Hill
was abandoned.
More info on my
Willamina & Grand Ronde Railroad Page.
Location: Powers, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber co. - Years: see below page
Photo: 10/2004

This used to be a covered bridge on the Coos Bay mainline, then was
converted to a steel bridge in 1965, but removed sometime after 1972.
More info on my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page.
Location: Powers, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber co. - Years: see below page
Photo: 10/2004

This used to be a covered bridge on the Coos Bay mainline, then was
converted to a steel bridge in 1965, but removed sometime after 1972.
More info on my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page.
Location: Powers, OR  - Status:  destroyed
Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber co. - Years: see below page
Photo: 10/2004

This bridge was abandoned after 1972.  The steel plate girder sections were
removed and abandoned outside of Powers.  The concrete pillar remains at
the site.  More info on my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page.
Location: Powers, OR  - Status:  moved
Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber co. - Years: see below page
Photo: 10/2004

These ex-RR bridges were placed here in the 1950s when an old RR grade
was converted to a truck road.
More info on my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page.
Location: Powers, OR  - Status:  moved
Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber co. - Years: see below page
Photo: 10/2004

These ex-RR bridges were placed here in the 1950s when an old RR grade
was converted to a truck road.
More info on my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page.
If anyone has any further information on any of the above pictured bridges that you'd like to
share, you can
Email me anytime.  Thanks.
Copyright © 2004, 2005 Brian McCamish,  All Rights Reserved

Note about the photos on this site:
Most photos were taken by me, except for those that are otherwise indicated.   I usually allow people to use my photos for personal use or
websites.  Simply
Email me.   I may not have authority to grant permission regarding some photos that were only loaned to me by others
specifically for this website.   
Location: east of Thorton, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: ?  Photo: 8/2004

I don't have a lot of info on this abandoned line located east of Thorton, WA.
 It was a grain railroad and this was one of several short railroad bridges
that remain in very good condition.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page,
which these pictures are featured.
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Location: near Oakdale, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: ?  Photo: 8/2004

I don't have a lot of info on this abandoned line located near Oakdale, WA.  
It was a grain railroad and this was one of several short railroad bridges
that remain in decent condition.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page,
which these pictures are featured.
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Location: Tekoa, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Union Pacific bridge nearTekoa.   I'm not sure of the history of this
bridge.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page, which these and more
pictures are featured.  
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Location: Tekoa, WA  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Union Pacific bridge nearTekoa.   I'm not sure of the history of this
bridge.  Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page, which these and more
pictures are featured.  
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Location: Watts Hill, ID.  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkie road bridge near Watts Hill, ID.  Check out my Idaho Railroad
trip page, which these and more pictures are featured.  
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Location: Idaho  - Status: rebuilt for bike trail
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: ?  Photo: 8/2004

A Union Pacific bridge nearTekoa.   The UP abandoned this line years ago,
but this bridge was converted in 2003 and rebuilt to allow the swing bridge
to be closed for trail traffic and still allows boats to pass under.   Check out
my
Idaho Railroad trip page.
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Location: near Calder, ID  - Status:  converted for road
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1987  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1987 and later
converted into a lightly used road bridge.   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip
page. for more info and pics.
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Location: near Calder, ID  - Status:  converted for road
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1987  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1987 and later
converted into a lightly used road bridge.   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip
page. for more info and pics.
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Location: near Avery, ID  - Status:  converted for road
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1980 and later
converted into a lightly used road bridge.   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip
page. for more info and pics.
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Location: near Avery, ID  - Status:  converted for road
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1980 and later
converted into a lightly used road bridge.   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip
page. for more info and pics.
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Location: near Avery, ID  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1980 and later
converted into a bike trail..   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page. for
more info and pics.
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Location: near Avery, ID  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  CMSP - Years: 1909-1980  Photo: 8/2004

A Milwaulkee Road Railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1980 and later
converted into a bike trail..   Check out my
Idaho Railroad trip page. for
more info and pics.
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Location: Camp McGreggor, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon-American - Years: 1920s-1957 Photo: 11/2004

One of several trestles on the Oregon-Amercan logging railroad near Camp
McGreggor, Oregon.  Today the trestles are collasped, but some remains can
be found.  The logging railroads in this area were abandoned in the late 1950s.  
More info on my
United Railway & Oregon-American Page.
Location: Camp McGreggor, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:   Inman-Poulsen - Years: 1924-1933 Photo: 11/2004

This trestle was built by the Inman-Poulsen Logging Co.  It used to cross a log
pond, but the trestle burned down during the Wolf Creek fire of 1933 and the
pond was drained.  However, after all these years, a few pilings still exist.   
More info on my
United Railway & Oregon-American Page.
Location: Camp McGreggor, OR  - Status:  abandoned
Railroad:  Oregon-American - Years: 1920s-1957 Photo: 11/2004

This trestle was originally built by Inman-Poulsen but burned down in 1933.  It
was later rebuilt by Oregon-Amercan but abandoned sometime before the
1950s.  Remains of both structures can be seen today.  More info on my
United
Railway & Oregon-American Page.