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Mashel River Bridge

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Mashel River Bridge

Oblique view from West

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson in February 2011

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BH Photo #194046

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Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over Mashel River on Alder Cutoff Road
Location
Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builder
- Homer Hadley of Seattle, Washington
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 162.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.86333, -122.25194   (decimal degrees)
46°51'48" N, 122°15'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/557016/5190248 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eatonville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,125
Inventory number
BH 48201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 20, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson

Comments 

Mashel River Bridge
Posted June 1, 2016, by Chad Williams (cwillia [at] co [dot] pierce [dot] wa [dot] us)

This is one of three unique bridge concepts of Homer M. Hadley's (Portland Cement) located in Pierce County. The Purdy Spit and McMillin Bridges are more well known than this particular concrete concept.

Mashel River Bridge
Posted July 13, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This looks like a rigid-frame, which would possibly explain its significance.

Mashel River Bridge
Posted February 20, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

In going over the Washington State Inventory of Historic or possibly historic bridges provided earlier, this one was listed on under the recommended by someone category. The order of significance goes from recommended by someone, determined eligible, nominated to the national registry, on the registry.

Someone out there thinks this bridge has potential. Kind of like Hall of Fame discussions let the debate begin.