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Montlake Bridge

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Photo From WSDOT State Route Web

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BH Photo #190258

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Montlake Cut on WA 513 in Seattle
Location
Seattle, King County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated to have a new bridge built next to it to form a one-way couplet.
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1999
Builders
- C.L. Creelman (Contractor)
- Carl F. Gould (Architect)
- Clark H. Eldridge (Design Engineer)
- Wallace Equipment Co. (Contractor)
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Lift Equipment)
Design
Pratt deck truss bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 182.1 ft.
Total length: 345.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.8 ft.
Also called
Montlake Cut Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64726, -122.30459   (decimal degrees)
47°38'50" N, 122°18'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/552227/5277330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Inventory number
BH 34306 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 49.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
61,430

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Evin Fairchild: actually built in 1925, not 1924
  • February 14, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged HAER Photos And Updated Status
  • December 14, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type. Added link to Panoramio photo.

Sources 

Comments 

Montlake Bridge
Posted December 10, 2012, by Tom May (tom [at] tommey [dot] net)

Thankfully, it's unlikely that a second bridge will be built, according to this article from September 25 2012:

http://capitolhill.komonews.com/news/transportation/786164-c...

Montlake Bridge
Posted December 14, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is truly a spectacular bridge (view the photo link in the Links section). Would be nice to have someone get some more photos of this bridge. Almost European in its style.