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Johnson Bridge

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File:Johnson Bridge Marker.jpg

Photo taken by Jayedgerton

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #276072

Map 

Documents 

Washington State Bridge Inventory Form

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Inventoried by Lisa Soderberg

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Description 

Historical Marker reads:

Constructed: 1929-1930 Replaced: 2007

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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over Touchet River on Touchet North Road
Location
Walla Walla County, Washington
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; Replaced 2007
Builders
- E.R. Smith (Designer)
- George Harding
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
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:
Touchet
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004302 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 28, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 26, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Luke