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Ebey Slough Bridge


Photo From WSDOT State Route Web


BH Photo #190331


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Remembering the Ebey Slough Swing Bridge

The Ebey Slough Bridge served Snohomish County, Washington, for 85 years before being replaced in 2012. It was a unique swing bridge design and was one of only four swing bridges left under WSDOT care. Down from 16 in 1944, there are only three swing bridges left at WSDOT now, and the Ebey Slough Bridge was a great example of a bridge type that may not be around on state highways much longer.

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Lost swing bridge over Ebey Slough on WA 529
Snohomish County, Washington
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Demolished Summer 2012
Built 1927; replaced with fixed UCEB (ugly concrete eyesore bridge) in 2012
- Pacific Car & Foundry Co. of Seattle, Washington (1935 Alterations)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- West Coast Construction Co. (1935 Alterations)
Swing span
Length of largest span: 143.1 ft.
Total length: 694.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.04637, -122.17851   (decimal degrees)
48°02'47" N, 122°10'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/561224/5321780 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory number
BH 44660 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2016: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • February 10, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • January 20, 2014: Updated by Evin Fairchild: correcting year built
  • April 23, 2013: New video from Nathan Holth
  • August 22, 2012: Updated by K. A. Erickson: Bridge has been replaced
  • May 21, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders/fabricators per shop plans.
  • December 14, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • July 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated demoliton and replacement date.
  • March 30, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View and Corrected GPS.



Ebey Slough Bridge
Posted April 12, 2012, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)

News story reporting imminent closure and removal -


Ebey Slough Bridge
Posted January 5, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

WSDOT's recent and updated listing of bridges, 12/16/11, that may or not be historic in the State of Washington as kept by the semi-retired Craig Holstine has this bridge as now "determined eligible" for the NRHP. But no worries WSDOT plans to demolish it in a few months when the new bridge opens, the new being exactly one foot higher than the old one and fixed to eliminate those pesky openings.

Ebey Slough Bridge
Posted July 19, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

From sea to shining sea... a torrent of pointless wasteful historic bridge demolition. Is WSDOT simply trying to keep up with New York City DOT?

Ebey Slough Bridge
Posted March 30, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Kind of a Morbid party if you ask me......wonder if the Grim Reaper was there?