Railroad Swing Bridge, Aberdeen Washington

This swing bridge is seen as you leave Aberdeen; it traverses a tributary leading to the Chehalalis river.  It looks too old and rusted to use.  But that is not the case.   There is an 800 number shown on the yellow sign which i called.  The dispatcher told me it was not their bridge and he didn't know why they their number was put on the sign.  He then provided me with the bridge tenders number, which is 360-239-1079.  The very helpful gentelman there told me that this carries all the rail traffic out of Aberdeen, which i had figered out by looking at the map anyway,  and that the bridge was built in 1905 and that he tries to get out there to swing it about 2 times a week.


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Seth says
Here is a similar bridge.

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