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Green River Bridge


Alvord T Bridge

View from North

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson in June 2013


BH Photo #255873

Street Views 


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Green River on S. 3rd Avenue in Kent
Kent, King County, Washington
Lost to history
Future prospects
King County Road Services - Capital Improvement Program Alvord T Bridge #3130 (New # 1026789) Full demolition and removal of the existing bridge. Demolition completed by September 2013.
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1970; removed 2013
- Charles D. Calley (Engineer)
- George G. Huber (Contractor)
Riveted Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 274.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Also called
Alvord T Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.36975, -122.23592   (decimal degrees)
47°22'11" N, 122°14'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/557687/5246537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory number
BH 34288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2013: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • June 10, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Closed to traffic. Demolition in Summer 2013.
  • December 31, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn



Green River Bridge
Posted June 10, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

I was going to update this with the link when I got back.

A friend called to tell me about it. He knows I follow these sorts of things.

The bridge is currently barricaded with concrete blocks, section of fence, and a loose pile of asphalt. A box attached to the "Bridge Closed" sign has fliers explaining what is going on.

The county wanted to look pro-active in light of the I-5 Skagit Bridge even though they were going to close it anyways. This is one of three interesting, IMHO, road/bridge projects in King that's underway this season. I am in route to visit another before the work gets started.

The Alvord T Bridge has two approaches, both timber stringers. I added that to this info here. The South is longer than the North. The steel is stamped "Carnegie".

Green River Bridge
Posted June 10, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Visit this bridge quick if you want. It is to be demolished with no replacement this summer!