Rating:
3 votes

University Bridge

Photos 

Looking east from the air

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #254757

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Portage Bay on Eastlake Avenue NE in Seattle
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1919, approaches and bridge deck rebuilt between 1932 and 1933
Builder
- Booker, Kiehl & Whipple of Seattle, Washington (Contractor)
Design
Pratt pony truss bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 217.9 ft.
Total length: 291.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Also called
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.65318, -122.32010   (decimal degrees)
47°39'11" N, 122°19'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/551056/5277977 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory number
BH 34275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
34,000

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 5, 2014: Updated by Evin Fairchild: add city
  • January 20, 2014: Updated by Evin Fairchild: correcting year built
  • December 21, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 16, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 27, 2013: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge map and type.

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Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Wikipedia - University Bridge
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com