Padden Way Pedestrian Overpass
The bridge from the side
Photo taken by Matthew Harris in December 2010
This bridge carries pedestrians over Padden Parkway, a highway in suburban Clark County. The bridge is placed so that it is a continuation of 145th Avenue, besides that it does not carry vehicular traffic.
Cable-stayed is a relatively rare design choice for a bridge, and is somewhat surprising for a pedestrian bridge in a utilitarian location. It would be interesting to find out whether there is a structural reason for this decision, or whether it was for decorative purposes.
- Cable-stayed bridge over Padden Parkway/State Highway 500
- Vancouver, Clark County, Washington
- Open to pedestrians
- Built 2001
- - Carter & Co. of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Contractor)
- HDJ Design Group of Vancouver, Washington (Civil Design Firm)
- Kramer Gehlen & Associates (Structural Design Firm)
- Tapani Underground (General Contractor)
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +45.68306, -122.52583 (decimal degrees)
45°40'59" N, 122°31'33" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/536924/5058943 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47895 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
- February 1, 2011: Updated by Michael Goff: Added builder information
- January 31, 2011: Added by Matthew Harris
- Matthew Harris - mnharris [at] gmail [dot] com
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com