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Bridge built in Vancouver heads through Columbia River Gorge to future home

The Columbian
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A 360-foot-long, 2.7-million-pound railroad bridge was dwarfed by the scale of the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday when Bernadette Price of Skamania captured a photo of the bridge in transit to its future home on Drano Lake.

The bridge will replace a century-old predecessor along the BNSF Railway line through the Gorge, and is scheduled to be installed in mid-September.

Due to geographic constraints at the site, BNSF opted to have the bridge built in Vancouver and shipped up the river to Drano Lake.

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A 360-foot-long,2.7-million-pound railroad bridge was dwarfed by the scale of the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday when Bernadette Price of Skamania captured a photo of the bridge in transit to its future home on Drano Lake.