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The Kettle Falls Bridges

US 395/SR 20 and BNSF Across the Columbia River near Kettle Falls

The highway and railroad bridges across the Columbia River at Kettle Falls were completed circa 1940 when Grand Coulee Dam was under construction. Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, formed behind the dam, inundated the falls located near the bridges. The 1940 highway bridge replaced a nearby bridge that was only 13 years old. The old railroad bridge had been located a few mile upstream near the Town of Marcus. The Town of Kettle Falls, on the Columbia a few miles downstream from the bridges, moved to Meyers Falls on the Colville River.

The photo was taken in May 2001 from the east side of the Columbia.

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