2 votes

Wenatchee River Bridge


Wenatchee River Bridge

March 25, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2008


BH Photo #115944

Street View 


Originally built as a railroad bridge in 1900, it was moved to this location in 1936 and converted to a highway bridge.


Lost through through truss bridge over Wenatchee River on US 2
Chelan County, Washington
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1900; Relocated 1936, Replaced 2013
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 174.9 ft.
Total length: 263.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.67615, -120.73425   (decimal degrees)
47°40'34" N, 120°44'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/670065/5282793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory number
BH 34157 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


8-panel truss (589)
Built 1900 (963)
Built during 1900s (7,741)
Chelan County, Washington (45)
Girder (11,347)
Have street view (29,907)
Lost (30,025)
Lost 2013 (383)
Lost during 2010s (3,642)
Owned by state (16,656)
Pin-connected (5,049)
Plate girder (8,876)
Pratt through truss (6,229)
Pratt truss (10,540)
Rail-to-road (359)
Railroad (16,666)
Replaced by new bridge (20,433)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,498)
Through girder (4,270)
Through truss (17,886)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,610)
Truss (36,794)
US 2 (51)
Washington (1,389)
Wenatchee River (14)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 1, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • August 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is now doomed. Added Historical Info and WSDOT Photos
  • March 21, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added Street View
  • June 26, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff



Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Right road + wrong river * wrong tags on the Flickr page = Incorrect guessing.

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

Luke's image should go here >.>


It matches the images I have of that bridge as well.

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I just guess based on the info the photographer gave me.

They thought it was Highway 2.

Perhaps it is a replacement bridge?

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


I think the photo you posted of this bridge is of a bridge at a different location. This structure has flat chords, while the one you posted has a parker arangement with a curved top chord.

I haven't spent a lot of time in this area so I am not quite sure which structure the photo you posted is of.



Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If you look at the photos from under the bridge, you can see the arrangement of the flooring system is typical of a railroad bridge, evidence of this bridge's function in its previous location.

WSDOT should be preserving this bridge not demolishing it.