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Heron Street Swing Bridge (Old)


Photo taken by Leslie R Trick


BH Photo #422614


This is a swing bridge not a bascule bridge, bascule bridges have counterweights swing bridges most do not except some bobtail swing spans have machinery of center bearings and rim bearings, however that's a swing bridge.


Lost Swing bridge over Wishkah River on Heron Street
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1905 ; replaced 1949
Truss Swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.97589, -123.81193   (decimal degrees)
46°58'33" N, 123°48'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/438245/5202804 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2018: New photo from Leslie R trick
  • April 13, 2018: Updated by Leslie R Trick: Actually old heron street bridge confrimed with 1917 map
  • April 13, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 12, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: fixed mistake when making the page

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Heron Street Swing Bridge (Old)
Posted June 6, 2018, by Anonymous

The old Heron Street Swing Bridge was steel-built in 1905 and closed in the 1920s.

It was preceded by a wooden swing bridge that was somewhat similar in style. That bridge was built in 1890 and replaced in 1905.

Wishkah Street swing bridge (Old)
Posted April 13, 2018, by Luke

There are a few in Wisconsin iirc.

Heron Street Bridge (Old)
Posted April 13, 2018, by Leslie R Trick

Okay I have never seen a swing bridge with that design are there any other swing bridges with that design on the site?

Heron Street Bridge (Old)
Posted April 13, 2018, by Anonymous

That is not a bascule bridge that is a swing bridge