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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 9:34 pm 
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This picture is from 1989.  I think it is taken on the Iron Horse Trail (now called the Palouse to Cascades Trail), but the bridge and curves (to the right in the foreground and to the left in the background) don't seem to match up with any of the bridges and curves on the Iron Horse Trail.  It looks like there is a road under the bridge in the foreground.


I think it's a long shot that anyone can identify the location of this picture, but I've been surprised at the knowledge at NW Hikers before!
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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 10:10 pm 
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I've never been there, but have seen photos of some bike trails in BC that have trestles that look like that - Galloping Goose, Myra Canyon, for example.

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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 10:13 pm 
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Not positive but looks like one of the bridges outside of Rattlesnake Lake start that crosses either Change Creek or Hall Creek. Most likely Hall Creek. You can use Google Street view for this area.
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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 10:20 pm 
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Hansen Creek Bridge.
The road under it is the one that goes to Humpback, Scout Lake, etc
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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 10:39 pm 
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That's probably the better guess!
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PostTue Dec 08, 2020 10:41 pm 
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IIRC:  All the bridges on the P2C between Rattlesnake and Hyak are made of steel. 

The photo in the OP shows a timber trestle type construction.
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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 1:17 am 
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I'm quite certain we weren't out of state that summer, so it isn't in BC.

The Change Creek Bridge is one continuous curve, not a backward S curve as in the original picture.  The Change Creek Bridge also has some small cliffs at both ends and there aren't any cliffs in the picture.  Likewise, the Hall Creek Bridge is also one continuous curve.

Hansen Creek Bridge isn't a bad guess with its road below, but it is one continuous curve, not a backward S curve as in the original picture.  It also has overhead poles for the electrical wires that powered the trains, and there aren't overhead poles in the picture.


I don't know if all the bridges on the P2C are made of steel.  This picture is looking northwest over the Hall Creek Bridge in 1996 and it is made of steel.  There weren't any woosie side rails back then and you had to go really fast to be able to jump the gap in the bridge.  Riding on the graveled bridges could be squirrelly, and I remember riding a tandem with basically road tires was a bit scary on the bridges, none of which had any fencing.  It's 170 feet down to the creeks at the Hall and Hansen Creek Bridges.
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Did you go to Idaho?

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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 8:01 am 
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http://undertheweatherblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/where-were-you-30-years-ago.html

This website shows some photos of the Hansen and Change Creek trestles.

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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 9:03 am 
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Randito wrote:
IIRC:  All the bridges on the P2C between Rattlesnake and Hyak are made of steel. 

The photo in the OP shows a timber trestle type construction.

Possibly rebuilt since then?
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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 9:18 am 
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Sure looks like the Fairfax bridge across the Carbon river with foothills trail below. North end has timbers then  steel supports.
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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 10:23 am 
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Is group knowledge a used phrase?
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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 11:01 am 
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I wonder if it might be the bridge on the south side of the Snoqualmie river before you get to the falls. Now the roadbed is missing but in 89 it might have still been there?

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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 11:14 am 
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Ok another thought- is it possible that this is the Green River Gorge Road where it goes over the Green River outside of Black Diamond? That looks like a road and not previously a railroad bed now that I think about it.
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PostWed Dec 09, 2020 11:39 am 
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Backpackapalooza wrote:
Ok another thought- is it possible that this is the Green River Gorge Road where it goes over the Green River outside of Black Diamond?

Definitely not.

I'll jump on the Carbon River bridge bandwagon.  The bridge appears to be a vehicle / road bridge rather than a rail-to-trail bridge.  The road bike in the photo would also be indicative that the bridge was paved.
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