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Washington Park Arboretum Footbridge

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Photo taken by Bob Cortright, Bridge Ink

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Overview
Arch bridge over Lake Washington Blvd. E on pedestrian trail in Seattle
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1910
Builder
- Wilcox & Sayward
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982
Also called
Arboretum Sewer Trestle
Wilcox Footbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.63944, -122.29690   (decimal degrees)
47°38'22" N, 122°17'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/552812/5276466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004229 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
SEATL #106070
BH 34299 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added unfortunate official name & builder
  • November 3, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 19, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • March 18, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected type from arch to rigid frame

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Washington Park Arboretum Footbridge
Posted March 18, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Curious what the reasoning is for listing as a rigid-frame. I think this is likely a concrete arch. In terms of eyeballing (which can be risky with this bridge type) the shape of the arch is deeper than with a typical rigid-frame. Secondly, the bridge has a listed date of 1910 and the rigid-frame was not introduced in the the United States until 1922. The first bridge actually still stands... it surprisingly was not listed on BridgeHunter so I took the liberty of adding it.

http://bridgehunter.com/ny/westchester/pondfield-road/