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Beebe Bridge (Old)

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Street View 

Description 

The bridge was built by the Beebe family for the purpose of carrying 2 12 inch water pipes for irrigation purposes. They also needed a way to transport their crops as ferry prices were too expensive. The family later allowed public auto traffic at a price of course. However because of the weight of the water on the bridge traffic had to be limited. In the spring and fall sheep were herded across the bridge as well.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Columbia River on Flume/Road
Location
Chelan County, Washington
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1919; Removed 1963
Builders
- A. Munster
- Beebe Orchard Co. of Chelan, Washington
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Span length: 632.0 ft.
Total length: 632.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.81376, -119.97404   (decimal degrees)
47°48'50" N, 119°58'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/277362/5299884 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chelan Falls
Inventory number
BH 54894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2017: Updated by Dave Cox: Added history to description
  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 27, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • December 12, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dave Cox