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Wishkah River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #150852

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Wishkah River on US 12 in Aberdeen
Location
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 2003
Builders
- Joseph Strauss (Bascule Designer)
- M.M. Caldwell (Consulting Engineer)
- Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. of Seattle, Washington (Contractor)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Bascule Design Firm)
Design
The bridge is a classic example of a patented Strauss "heel-trunnion" bascule bridge type.
(HAER WA-92)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 362.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.97712, -123.81163   (decimal degrees)
46°58'38" N, 123°48'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/438269/5202941 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aberdeen
Inventory number
BH 34245 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,546

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2017: New photos from Mike Garland
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 12, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 14, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • HAER WA-92 - Wishkah River Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net