The Yale Bridge is the only steel short-span suspension bridge in the state of Washington, although there are many timber examples. It is rare in the sence that less expensive span types are usually chosen for short crossings but it was built using cost saving materials and construction techniques.
(HAER No. WA-87)
Length of largest span: 299.9 ft.
Total length: 458.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Lewis River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.96092, -122.37297(decimal degrees) 45°57'39" N, 122°22'23" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.5 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
September 30, 2020: New photos from Mike Garland
November 4, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
September 9, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
December 22, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
December 18, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
October 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Builders