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South Fork Newaukum River Bridge


South Fork Newaukum River Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson on December 31, 2011


BH Photo #222614


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over South Fork Newaukum River on WA 508
Lewis County, Washington
Disassembled in preparation for move to private property
Built 1930
- Creech Bros. Contracting Co. of South Bend, Washington (Contractor)
- Roy L. Greene (County Engineer)
- Star Iron & Steel Co. (Steel Fabricator)
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 196.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.61167, -122.63000   (decimal degrees)
46°36'42" N, 122°37'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/528332/5162078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 34397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2019: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is being moved to private property
  • December 19, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • December 31, 2011: New photos from K. A. Erickson



South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2019, by Steve Lindsey (stevelindsey60 [at] hotmail [dot] com)
South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

While not gone yet, it is on borrowed time. Tags everywhere. Evidence of cut brush/trees.

The timber approach supports have been shored up to accommodate the added weight of the jersey barriers. A one lane Bailey bridge with grated deck lies across the span.

South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

Check out the street view from this added bridge site >.>


Notice the distinctive trees off to the west in street view and HAER photos listed.

Lewis County used to have lots of pony truss bridges.

South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2012, by Matt Lohry

HAER has pics of the wrong bridge placed in its review--the bridge in their pics features upper chords with V-lacing on the top, while the actual bridge has upper chords enclosed, and they are much larger than the ones in the pic. Also, the pics show an intersection with stop sign at the end of the bridge, but there is no intersection here. Makes me wonder where the bridge in the pics was located...

South Fork Newaukum River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

A visit to the Cinebar Post Office a while back revealed that this bridge has become a sore spot among the locals. An in depth article once online freely, now apparently behind a paywall ... C'est la vie. Anyways here are some snippets of what the problem was ... the other article had comments like "Replace this bridge now ..." etc ...


WSDOT has indicated a desire to do something ... as funds come in ... some point down the line.