NORTH WEST RAILS
There are no Railroad Tracks here but there is a
Across a narrow edge of Lake Washington.
The bridge is now part of
JUANITA BAY PARK"
In 1890, settler Dorr Forbes built a bridge to link Juanita and Kirkland,
complete with a steamer dock and store.
The pilings shown in the photo left
extended from the bridge across
Juanita Bay, built by settler
Dorr Forbes in 1890.
The City of Seattle used the
wharf to load sand and gravel
mined from the area.
There is a plat of Juanita included
in a slide show in this data source.
See Plat Below - v
"Then & Now"
Lake Washington was 7.9 feet higher in 1890.
In 1916 the lake was lowered to provide a water way for vessels
to travel between the lake, Union Bay and Puget Sound.
The steamer dock and store.
Plat displaying location
of dock along bridge.