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West Monitor Bridge

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West Monitor Bridge

March 25, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2008

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BH Photo #115946

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Wenatchee River on Old Monitor Road
Location
Chelan County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Restored in 2010-11
History
Built 1907 by the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., rehabilitated in 2010-11
Builder
- Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. of Seattle, Washington
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 312.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.50103, -120.42561   (decimal degrees)
47°30'04" N, 120°25'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/693876/5264056 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cashmere
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004197 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
351

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 25, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 15, 2014: New photos from C Hanchey
  • December 15, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • June 26, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff

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Comments 

West Monitor Bridge
Posted June 22, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Actually, engineers would do well to study how decks were historically fastened together with little metal plate brackets through which nails would be driven. Holds the deck together very nicely.

West Monitor Bridge
Posted June 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sounds like the engineer and contractor for the recently finished rehabilitation need to rethink how the boards are fastened in place. Perhaps screws would be better than nails in this case.

West Monitor Bridge
Posted June 18, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

A recent AP report states that this bridge is now closed temporarily as the nails on the planks are popping out due to the vibrations of heavy farm equipment crossing it.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015357825_a...