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11/22/2022



Rail News: BNSF Railway

BNSF trains start using new Sandpoint Connector Bridge


The bridge's completion opens the door to a new project to modernize the original rail bridge.
Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

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BNSF Railway Co. has completed a multiyear project to build a new Sandpoint Connector Bridge over Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille.

BNSF trains started operating over the new, three-quarter-mile-long bridge on Nov. 20, nearly a year ahead of schedule, BNSF announced on a website dedicated to the project.

The bridge's completion opens the door to a new project to modernize the original rail bridge. The old structure will be closed while crews perform that work, which is expected to be completed in mid-2023, BNSF officials said.

Once the old bridge is modernized, both bridges — which run parallel about 50 feet apart — will be open for rail traffic.



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