The Online Catalog of the Library of Congress now lists the documentation for this 1910 Union Pacific Railroad Bridge that was near Sunnyside, Washington in the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). I did the view camera photography for this project in 2011, and some research in the local archives. This sturdy little 100 year old bridge crossed the Sulphur Creek Wasteway of the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District, one of the earliest and largest public irrigation projects undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Land Reclamation. My images and the original plans have not been digitized yet by the Library of Congress, but the report is available online. The report was written by Renée L. Hutter of Summit Envirosolutions, St. Paul, Minnesota. This section of track, part of the Yakima Industrial Lead, was not in active use when I did the photography. Judging from Google Earth, the bridge and tracks have now been removed.
Leave a Reply