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Blue Bridge

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Photo taken by Karl Sweitzer

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BH Photo #143429

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Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on US 395 in Kennewick
Location
Pasco, Benton County, Washington, and Franklin County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1986
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabrication)
- Cascade Construction Co. of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
- George Stevens (Bridge Engineer)
- Paul Jarvis Inc. (Contractor)
- Robert W. Austin Co. (Contractor)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 520.0 ft.
Total length: 2,521.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 63.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Pioneer Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.22511, -119.13566   (decimal degrees)
46°13'30" N, 119°08'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/335304/5121275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennewick
Inventory number
BH 34141 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
56,165

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2015: New photo from C Hanchey
  • May 15, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed GPS.
  • July 12, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Changed fabricator from USS to American Bridge (All American Bridge bridges are assumed to be USS)
  • December 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • September 30, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Adjusted Design Category.
  • July 24, 2009: New photos from Karl Sweitzer

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