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Beebe Bridge


Beebe Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


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BH Photo #308371

Street View 


The state began construction of the present steel arch bridge in 1959 and completed the piers before the reservoir behind Rocky Reach dam inundated the site. Then legal maneuvering by the orchard company brought the project to a halt for over a year. The Beebe Company finally agreed to accept $4,000 for its property and interests. The new bridge, costing $1,120,000, was opened in June 1963. The old suspension bridge was dismantled. The towers were left in place and can still be seen just downstream of the new span.


Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on US 97
Douglas County, Washington, and Chelan County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1962
Suspended Deck Cantilever Truss
Length of largest span: 520.0 ft.
Total length: 1,227.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Also called
Columbia River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.81464, -119.97280   (decimal degrees)
47°48'53" N, 119°58'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/277459/5299978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chelan Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 34204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2018: New photos from Mike Goff
  • April 19, 2018: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical info to description
  • November 16, 2014: New photos from C Hanchey
  • December 14, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 


  • Nathan Holth
  • Flickr - WSDOT Flickr photos for the repairs after a truck damaged a truss member
  • Wikipedia - Correct link to the Beebe Bridge page
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com