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Grant Avenue Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge, Looking South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #130824

Map 

Description 

Prosser's first bridge across the Yakima was a wood and iron structure built at Grant Avenue in 1887. It was destroyed in November 1906 when a large timber carried by flood crest knocked out several of its piers. A terrified pedestrian rode one of the freed spans four miles before both were deposited on the downstream bank. An impressive, eight span, steel bridge was built at the Grant Avenue crossing in 1908.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Yakima River on Grant Avenue in Prosser
Location
Prosser, Benton County, Washington
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1908; replaced 1986
Builders
- D.C. Maloney
- Security Bridge Co. of Billings, Montana
Design
Main spans: Two pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through trusses
Approach: One pin-connected Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 189.0 ft.
Total length: 458.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.8 ft.
Also called
Prosser Steel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.21389, -119.76889   (decimal degrees)
46°12'50" N, 119°46'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/286429/5121539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prosser
Inventory number
BH 38420 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 20, 2018: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical data to description
  • December 22, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Grant Avenue Bridge
Posted January 3, 2019, by Luke

Interestingly robust pipeline truss in the postcard added by Dana.