The first bridge on the site was distinguished for its construction at the snout of the Nisqually Glacier; this made the Nisqually Road "the first road in America to reach a glacier." However, the siting just below the massive glacier led to the destruction or heavy damage to four subsequent bridges by glacier floods. The present high-level bridge, 600' below the old bridge site, was designed to survive the extreme conditions sometimes encountered at the crossing.
Length of largest span: 303.2 ft.
Total length: 743.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.78198, -121.76227(decimal degrees) 46°46'55" N, 121°45'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
December 17, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
March 19, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected Location
December 21, 2009: Added by Michael Goff
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