Eastern Idaho RR, Ririe Bridge, Jefferson County, Idaho, USA

This through-truss railroad bridge, designed by George Pegram, spans 420 feet (128 m) across the Snake River in Jefferson County near Ririe, Idaho, USA.  This 5-span bridge was originally built in 1894 to cross the Snake River near Nyssa, Oregon.  In 1914 two of the spans were relocated 262 miles (422 km) to this location to become part of the Eastern Idaho Railroad system where they are still in use.  Image taken April 11, 2012.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
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Uploaded: 22/04/2012
Updated: 13/08/2014


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