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Cedar Creek Covered Bridge 47-06-02

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Cedar Creek Covered Bridge

May 26, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in May 2008

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BH Photo #116679

Map 

Description 

The Cedar Creek Bridge at the site of the Grist Mill is a housed timber Howe truss bridge built in 1994 replacing a 1934 vintage exposed timber pony truss. The bridge was constructed with the housed truss span to complement the historic setting of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill site, which was served by a covered bridge prior to the 1934 exposed timber truss bridge.

The Grist Mill was built in 1876 by George Woodham and his two sons and is the only remaining grain grinding mill in Washington that has maintained its original structural integrity, grinds with stones and is water powered.

(Some data from: http://www.cedarcreekgristmill.com/about_grist_mill.ht

Facts 

Overview
Covered Howe through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Grist Mill Road
Location
Clark County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1994
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.93833, -122.58361   (decimal degrees)
45°56'18" N, 122°35'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/532277/5087279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ariel
Inventory number
BH 36817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1994 (40)
Built during 1990s (563)
Clark County, Washington (25)
Covered (1,353)
Howe through truss (346)
Howe truss (429)
Modern (1,666)
Open (36,585)
Owned by county (18,855)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,804)
Through truss (12,892)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,442)
Washington (1,162)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2015: New photos from Mike Garland
  • September 2, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: added information and GPS Coordinates
  • July 7, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Cedar Creek Grist Mill - Information about the Grist Mill and the Covered Bridge
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Cedar Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 21, 2010, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

Jeff,

Thank you for noticing my error in historical accuracy. I grew up near this area, even drove over the old truss many of times and still managed to misrepresent the past. I have corrected the information, and written up a small description of the bridge. I will probably revisit this bridge when I start working on gathering more information about the bridges of Washington State. I have been focusing on the bridges of Oregon for the past few years and have not done my due diligence in my native state.

Thanks again,

Mike

Cedar Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Jeffrey Berry (chaunas_knight [at] myway [dot] com)

The site says the original covered bridge was replaced with the one in the photo in 1994. Actually, the original covered bridge was replaced with a truss bridge in 1934, and that bridge was replaced in 1994 with the current covered bridge. I have attached a couple photos, showing the original covered bridge, as well as the truss bridge on the day of completion.