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Christine Falls Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #150789

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Van Trump Creek on Nisqually Entrance
Location
Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- John D. Tobin of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
Design
The "rustic style" Christine Falls Bridge carries the Nisqually Road over the narrow box canyon of Van Trump Creek at Christine Falls. The graceful stone-faced reinforced concrete spandrel arch bridge contributes to the setting, and is one of the park's most successful examples of the integration of road-related structure into the environment. The overlook at the bridge is one of the most popular in the park.
Dimensions
Span length: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.78028, -121.77972   (decimal degrees)
46°46'49" N, 121°46'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/593151/5181470 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Rainier West
Inventory number
BH 34447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,000

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 21, 2014: New photo from Larry Matthews
  • October 17, 2010: New photo from Larry Matthews

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