George E. Pickett might be remembered for his "charge" at Gettysburg, but in his life before the Civil War he was stationed as a captain in the US Army at Fort Bellingham where he was charged with building a wooden bridge over Whatcom Creek. This "ramshackle" bridge, the first "Pickett Bridge" existed from 1857 to 1903. The 1920 arch was erected in its place and still bears his name. Pickett was also a key player in the Pig War, a boundary dispute between Britain and the US, and stationed at American Camp on San Juan Island.
- Concrete arch bridge over Whatcom Creek on Prospect Street in Bellingham
- Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington
- Open to traffic
- Built 1920; rehabilitated 2002
Span length: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
- Also called
- Prospect Street Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +48.75510, -122.48130 (decimal degrees)
48°45'18" N, 122°28'53" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/538124/5400361 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Bellingham North
- Inventory number
- BH 34612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 04/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 77.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
- September 29, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- August 7, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden