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Recycled bridge


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 9:48am

During World War II, construction material was becoming scarce. Support buildings were needing to be erected for the finishing of Grand Coulee Dam. An idea was introduced, where the old Great Northern Railway bridge, up the Columbia River and then over the Kettle River at Marcus, could be reused to provide steel and wood beams needed for these buildings. The bridge was purchased by the governme...

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