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Downriver Bridge

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Photo taken by Kyle Jarvis

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BH Photo #339122

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Facts 

Overview
Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Spokane River on T.J. Meenach Drive
Location
Spokane County, Washington
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1928 with closed-spandrel deck; deck rebuilt as open-spandrel in 1970; replaced 1994
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 681.1 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Also called
T.J. Meenach Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.68000, -117.45167   (decimal degrees)
47°40'48" N, 117°27'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/466099/5280833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spokane NW
Inventory number
BH 43209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
15,845

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2017: New photo from Kyle Jarvis
  • February 21, 2017: New photo from Kyle Jarvis
  • October 8, 2015: Updated by Kyle Jarvis: According to "Bridges of Spokane" by Creighton, this bridge was built in 1928 and referred to as the "Downriver Bridge"
  • August 11, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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