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Aurora Avenue Bridge

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Lake Union on Aurora Ave./WA 99 in Seattle
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabrication & Erection)
- Jacobs & Ober (Design Firm)
- N. Nygren (Contractor)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
Design
Cantilevered deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 799.9 ft.
Total length: 2,955.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 56.4 ft.
Also called
George Washington Memorial Bridge
Lake Union Bridge
Aurora Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64684, -122.34741   (decimal degrees)
47°38'49" N, 122°20'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/549011/5277255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory number
BH 34298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
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: 46.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
58,319

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 3, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Troll"
  • May 27, 2013: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • February 14, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged HAER Photos
  • December 10, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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