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Longmire Service Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #150803

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Nisqually River on Longmire Service Road
Location
Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Builders
- Monson-Treiweiler Co. (Oringinal Contractor)
- Thomas M. Mock (Reconstruction Contractor)
Design
The oldest surviving road bridge in Mount Rainier National Park, the Nisqually River Suspension Bridge is one of the few road-bearing suspension bridges in the National Park system. Although shorn of its original log elements, the timber bridge continues to reflect the NPS "rustic style" through its use of native material in an attempt to harmonize with the rugged park landscape.
(HAER WA-44)
Dimensions
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Also called
Nisqually River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.74905, -121.80782   (decimal degrees)
46°44'57" N, 121°48'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/591059/5177967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wahpenayo Peak
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
250
Inventory number
BH 34446 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.3 (out of 100)
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Sources 

  • HAER WA-44 - Nisqually Suspension Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com