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Yale Bridge


Yale Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on August 10, 2007


BH Photo #125596

Street Views 


Suspension bridge over North Fork Lewis River on WA 503
Clark County, Washington, and Cowlitz County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1957
- Gilpin Construction (Contractor)
- Harold E. Gilbert (Design Engineer)
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
Also called
Lewis River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.96092, -122.37297   (decimal degrees)
45°57'39" N, 122°22'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/548686/5089980 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yale Dam
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004206 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
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

Update Log 

  • 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

Related Bridges 


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER WA-87 - Yale Bridge
  • Wikipedia - Yale Bridge
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net