Beebe Bridge (Old)
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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.
- Lost Wire suspension bridge over Columbia River on Flume/Road
- Chelan County, Washington
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1919; Removed 1963
- - A. Munster
- Beebe Orchard Co. of Chelan, Washington
- Wire/cable suspension
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)
- 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
- Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
- Dave Cox