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Fremont Bridge

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Looking east

Aurora Bridge is in the foreground

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Fremont Bridge in Seattle

Video taken by Steven Pavlov in June 2016

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Lake Washington Ship Canal on Fremont Avenue North in Seattle
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabrication)
- F. A. Rapp (Design, Seattle City Bridge Engineer)
- Mowat Construction Co. of Woodinville, Washington (2006 - Rehabilitation Contractor)
- Pacific States Construction Co. (Substructure Contractor)
- U. S. Steel Products Co. (Superstructure Contractor)
Design
Pratt pony truss bascule, double leaf fixed trunnion type.
Dimensions
Total length: 316.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64767, -122.34986   (decimal degrees)
47°38'52" N, 122°20'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/548826/5277345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004234 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 57.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
28,129

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: New video from Steven Pavlov
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 27, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 2, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer and builders (with roles added) and movable type.
  • May 27, 2013: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Fremont Bridge
Posted March 17, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The following article i read has nothing to do with maintenance,repair or removal of this bridge.This actually falls under waste of money.As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 3-16-16 $10,000 has been allocated from Seattle's office of arts and culture for a resident poet or writer to create a work while on the bridge.The city wants to encourage'public art' and the grant will oblige the recipient to create a work of prose or poetry from the bridge's northwest tower supposedly to help people understand the function of art in the city.The artist will not be'in residence'due to the fact there is no running water in the tower.I think this is a bunch of b.s.If anybody thinks differently you are entitled to your opinion.