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Several out of town photographers as well as local fellow blogger Chuck Pefley have featured this railroad bridge before in Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series. It may well be the most featured bridge in the series so far :-). It really is a landmark and one of the most recognizable ones that immediately says one is in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The Great Northern (or Burlington Northern) Railroad Bridge is one of the five bascule (French for teeter totter) bridges that cross the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It is just west of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Salmon Bay, and you can read a brief history here. The bridge remains in the open position unless a train is coming, which makes it a highly visible and identifiable structure. Here it is closed, and you see an evening train heading south across it. More bridges in the series this week can be seen at Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges here.