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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

New Winona trestle gets dedication ceremony

Trestle rebuilt in less than three months


November 9, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Alex McGregor speaks during the Thursday, Nov. 2 dedication ceremony.

WINONA- The new Winona trestle on the Palouse-Coulee City railroad line was dedicated Thursday morning, Nov. 2.

Speakers included 9th Legislative District Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, McGregor Co. Chairman Alex McGregor and state Department of Transportation Rail, Freight and Ports Program Manager Jason Biggs.

The new span replaces the 197-foot wooden trestle destroyed Aug. 19 in the Winona Fire, which burned 2,525 acres and several buildings.

The new bridge now stands at 210 feet and is made of steel and concrete, Transportation's Rail, Freight and Ports Division spokeswoman Janet Ma...

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