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Paradise River Bridge

Photos 

View Of Downstream Elevation Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #150780

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Paradise River on Paradise Connection
Location
Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Builders
- Feldshau and Chaffee (Contractor)
- Nathan W. Morgan (Design Engineer)
- Robert N. Kellogg (Resident Engineer)
Design
The Fourth Crossing Bridge typifies the National Park Service's a "Rustic Style" of architecture through its use of a native granite veneer to conceal its reinforced concrete construction.
(HAER WA-45)
Dimensions
Span length: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 32.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Paradise Connection Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.79000, -121.72972   (decimal degrees)
46°47'24" N, 121°43'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/596950/5182611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Rainier East
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
500
Inventory number
BH 34451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff

Sources 

  • HAER WA-45 - Paradise River Fourth Crossing Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com