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St. Andrews Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #150783

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over St. Andrews Creek on West Side Road
Location
Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Builder
- W.T. Butler Co. (Contractor)
Design
This structure employs the National Park Service's "rustic style;" the rugged stone veneer conceals its filled reinforced concrete arch construction. This naturalistic treatment allows the bridge to blend into its scenic setting below the Puyallup Glacier and upstream from Denman Falls. Of special interest are several landscape features associated with the bridge, including stone steps leading down from the bridge to the creek and a hiking trail to the nearby waterfall; this trail was constructed by workers from the Emergency Conservation Works project. Another trail from the bridge leads to the nearby historic St. Andrews Creek Ranger Station.
(HAER WA-51)
Dimensions
Span length: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
West Side Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.83500, -121.90611   (decimal degrees)
46°50'06" N, 121°54'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/583418/5187409 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Wow
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
400
Inventory number
BH 34467 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.5 (out of 100)
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Sources 

  • HAER WA-51 - St. Andrews Creek Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - St. Andrews Creek Bridge