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Blair Bridge

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Blair Bridge

Destroyed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285983

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Facts 

Overview
Lost bascule girder bridge over Blair Waterway on E. 11th Street (formerly WA 509)
Location
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1953; demolished 1997
Design
Deck plate girder bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.2 ft.
Total length: 609.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Port Industrial Waterway Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.27143, -122.40276   (decimal degrees)
47°16'17" N, 122°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/545174/5235501 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tacoma North
Inventory number
BH 53062 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 19, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 4, 2012: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HistoryLink.org essay - Tacoma's Blair Bridge is closed and demolition begins on January 23, 1997
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Blair Bridge
Posted August 8, 2017, by Mike Betz (mike [dot] betz [at] gmail [dot] com)

Assuming my site works, here's a link for pictures of the Blair Bridge (and surrounding area). http://what-where.appspot.com/showitem?featurename=TacBlairB...