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Hoquiam River Bridge

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Hoquian River Bridge Looking South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Hoquiam River on US 101 in Hoquiam
Location
Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1948
Builders
- Joseph Strauss (Bascule Engineer)
- Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. (Contractor)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Consulting Firm)
- Wallace Bridge & Structural Steel Co. (Steel Fabricator)
Design
The central span is an example of a patented double-leaf Strauss underneath counterweight bascule bridge. The Strauss Bascule Bridge Company was one of the most important bridge building firms in the United States during the early 20th century. The contractors, Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, was a significant engineering and construction firm in the Northwest. The bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
(HAER WA-93)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 1,980.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.97525, -123.87686   (decimal degrees)
46°58'31" N, 123°52'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/433305/5202786 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hoquiam
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004217 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2013)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
13,199

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • March 18, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: Refined design description
  • August 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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