DRYAD Dryad Millburn Chehalis

Northern Pacific railroad bridge site at Dryad, WA, crossing the Chehalis River. The bridge had timber trestle approaches on both sides and had been converted for trail use by attaching concrete panels to the crossties. A chainlink fence lined both sides, but only the posts remain.

Dryad, WA
Jan. 13, 2008


Remaining flood-borne debris that piled up against the Northern Pacific bridge at Dryad. On the night of the flood, nearby residents heard what they thought were boulders being dropped into the river to bolster the banks. They later discovered this was the sound of stumps and tree trunks crashing into the bridge, propelled by the surging waters.

Dryad, WA
Jan. 13, 2008


Trestle bent lies in the mud under the Dryad bridge.

Dryad, WA
Jan. 13, 2008


The bridge itself is on its side downstream a short distance and is heavily camouflaged with debris.

Dryad, WA
Jan. 13, 2008


Just around the bend, the highway bridge connecting Dryad with Highway 6 has been torn from its footings and lies stranded on the bank.

Dryad, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


MILLBURN Dryad Millburn Chehalis

This is the site of the Northern Pacific's crossing of the Chehalis River near Millburn, WA. The line has been abandoned for some time and hopes that the right-of-way would become part of the Rails-to-Trails system stretching from Chehalis to Raymond may now be dashed.

Millburn, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


West end of the Northern Pacific bridge site

Millburn, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


Where's the bridge? Lying on its side a bit further downstream.

Millburn, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


CHEHALIS Dryad Millburn Chehalis

What was once floating debris blocked the Chehalis & Centralia line when the flood waters receded.

Chehalis, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


Shifted roadbed seems to be the major portion of the Chehalis & Centralia flood damage

Chehalis, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


Chehalis & Centralia wash-out near MP 5.

Chehalis, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


Typical scene in the flood plain.

Chehalis, WA
Dec. 31, 2007


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