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Goodwin Bridge


Goodwin Road Bridge

March 25, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2008


BH Photo #121212


Deck truss bridge over Wenatchee River on Goodwin Road
Chelan County, Washington
Demolished in 2020; to be replaced by a new bridge
Built 1929
- Henry A. Hagman (Contractor)
- Maury M. Caldwell (Design)
Main spans: Two riveted Warren deck trusses
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 503.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
West Cashmere Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.52735, -120.48942   (decimal degrees)
47°31'38" N, 120°29'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/688976/5266824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 34149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 17, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is available for adaptive reuse
  • June 15, 2018: New photos from Leslie R trick
  • August 14, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff



Goodwin Bridge
Posted October 19, 2018, by Matt Lohry


Sadly, I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one—like 99.9% of historic bridges that are “available for adaptive reuse”, it’s likely that no one will want to pony up the hundreds of thousands that it would cost just to move this monster—that $100,000 that they’re offering would likely not even cover mobilization of equipment. Additionally, building a proper substructure to support this would cost many hundreds of thousands more; I’m sure trying not to be a Debbie downer on this, but it’s looking pretty grim for this beauty :’(

Goodwin Bridge
Posted October 19, 2018, by Leslie R Trick (Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well that is nice to know that is one of my favorite bridges in the Wenatchee valley I am glad the trusses will be preserved instead of going the the scrap yard.

Central Washington Bridge Seeks New Home
Posted October 17, 2018, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

[I received the following news release today:]

CASHMERE – Slated for replacement in 2020, the nearly 90-year-old West Cashmere Bridge in Cashmere, Wash., is looking for a new home.

Chelan County, located in central Washington, is offering the historic portions of the bridge – its two 117-foot riveted steel Warren deck truss spans with verticals – to any governmental, non-profit or responsible private entity or business for public or private use.

While a small number of Warren through trusses remain in Washington state, the number of Warren deck trusses is rare. Warren trusses became popular in the late 1930s; so Warren trusses built before the 1930s are substantially more significant than those built later due to their rarity. In addition, this was about the era when heavy standard steel-rolled sections were being introduced into the design of the truss members. The West Cashmere Bridge, designed by notable bridge designer Maury M. Caldwell, is one of the last bridges standing that uses truss members fabricated via the “build-up” method of light-rolled steel sections with tie plates and lacings.

The trusses are available for donation until Jan. 1, 2019. The responsible party taking the bridge must agree to:

· Maintain the bridge and the features that give it its historic significance and continued eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.

· Assume all future legal and financial responsibility for the bridge, including providing an agreement to hold Chelan County harmless in any liability action.

· Pay for the hauling away of the Warren deck truss spans, their transportation to a new location and their reassembling. The new owner will be responsible for determining the cost and preparing for and conducting the relocation of the bridge. The county will pay a maximum of $110,000 toward the cost of dismantling the steel trusses, but the new owner will bear the cost of removal from the site, transportation to a new location and reassembly.

More information about the West Cashmere Bridge, including its history and current condition, is on the project’s website at: https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/public-works/pages/west-cashmere...

If you have questions about the West Cashmere Bridge, or would like photos of the bridge, contact Jill FitzSimmons at Chelan County Public Works at jill.fitzsimmons@co.chelan.wa.us or 508-667-6415. A more detailed history of the bridge is also available at www.historylink.org.

Goodwin Road Bridge
Posted January 11, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

The Wenatchee World is 99% paywall but this teaser from a headline two days ago caught my eye.

"Chelan County Public Works officials over the coming year will seek some $6 million in funding still needed to replace Cashmere’s failing Goodwin Bridge."