Washington State Bridge Inventory Form
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Inventoried by Lisa Soderberg
Historical Marker reads:
The original cast-in-place concrete bridge built on this site was designed in 1928 by Walla Walla County Engineer E.R. Smith. Construction of the bridge started in 1929 and completed in the spring of 1930. The three span structure consisted of a 62’-6” main span with 23’-8” back spans on each end.
E.R. Smith used several simple but ingenious architectural design features to add aesthetic beauty to the bridge. The most notable feature he used was the forming of recessed panels on the face of the exterior girders. These panels were formed with the lower edge forming a parabolic arc. This feature helped to create the illusion that the bridge was an arched structure. A similar feature has been incorporated into the bridge constructed in 2007.
Shown on this marker is a replica of the original bronze name plate that was installed on the bridge in 1929.
- Lost Girder bridge over Touchet River on Touchet North Road
- Walla Walla County, Washington
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1929; Replaced 2007
- - E.R. Smith (Designer)
- George Harding
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +46.12333, -118.65000 (decimal degrees)
46°07'24" N, 118°39'00" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/372521/5109074 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 82004302 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
- March 28, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
- February 26, 2014: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Richard Doody