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Benton City - Kiona Bridge

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Benton City Bridge

From downstream.

Adam Ratliff

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BH Photo #243648

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Description 

Washington SHPO provided the following information. The bridge's stays are composed of steel tubes filled with concrete. The bridge was built at a cost of $192,259. It was built at the same time that the Germans began developing the cable stayed bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over Yakima River on WA 225
Location
Benton County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957
Builders
- Everett McKellar of Chelan, Washington
- Homer Hadley of Seattle, Washington
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 2002
Also called
Yakima River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.25333, -119.47500   (decimal degrees)
46°15'12" N, 119°28'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/309234/5125172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benton City
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
9,472
Inventory numbers
NRHP 02000240 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50108 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2018: New photo from Leslie R trick
  • April 1, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 17, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added description.
  • November 27, 2012: New photos from Adam
  • November 9, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson

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Comments 

Early example of cable-stayed design
Posted November 27, 2012, by Adam Ratliff (adam [at] ratliffs [dot] me)

This bridge functions as a through-cantilever bridge, but was a forerunner to modern cable-stay techniques.