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West Monitor Bridge


West Monitor Bridge

March 25, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2008


BH Photo #115946

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Wenatchee River on Old Monitor Road
Chelan County, Washington
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Restored in 2010-11
Built 1907 by the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., rehabilitated in 2010-11
- Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. of Seattle, Washington
Pratt through truss
Total length: 312.0 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004197 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2022: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 17, 2021: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • 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


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


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.