Old Bridge
On The Skagway Rail Tour
White Pass & Yukon Route

A old metal and wooden bridge near the Yukon end that has been abandoned.
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Bridge Must Have Been Handsome
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Abandoned Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 09:46:10 Thursday 4 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 19 September 2015
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This old bridge, in its day, must have been a dramatic and handsome bridge to cross. It is now bypassed in favor of a newer all steel bridge.


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Rail Removed
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Abandoned Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 09:46:41 Thursday 4 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 19 September 2015
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The metal rail and some of the ties were removed from this end to prevent wrongful, and possibly dangerous access.


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Metal Part Of Bridge
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Abandoned Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 09:46:49 Thursday 4 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 19 September 2015
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The metal part of the bridge was built based on triangles and tension/compression. The bridge lacked sufficient give to survive an earthquake.


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Wooden End Of Bridge
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Abandoned Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 09:47:04 Thursday 4 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 19 September 2015
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The wooden end of the bridge appeared match-stick fragile and almost ready to fall down of its own accord. You can see that the top of the wooden end is wrinkled and sagging.


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Bridge Spanned A Gorge
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Abandoned Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 09:47:44 Thursday 4 June 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 19 September 2015
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That old bridge spanned a deep river gorge. As you can see, it must have been exciting to cross. It probably groaned and creaked loudly when crossed during its last useful days.


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