Swing Bridge

The White Pass & Yukon Route swing bridge is located between Nares River and Bennett Lake.

In 1900 the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company built this 125-meter railway bridge for the WP&YR. The 46-meter midsection pivoted on a central axis, allowing large boats to pass on either side.

Commercial navigation dwindled after the railway began operating and the swing span was opened only a few times before it was permanently closed. In 1969 pilings were set under the bridge to increase its load tolerance.

Today, the bridge is still in use, operated by White Pass & Yukon Route for leisure train trip.

Information: Yukon Government