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Douglas Bridge

Photos 

Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

View this photo at juneauempire.com

BH Photo #281227

Map 

Video 

Douglas Bridge grand opening [10/13/1935].

Title from film container. Originally issued on 16 mm. film. Shows opening ceremony of the bridge between Juneau and Douglas [10/13/1935]. Shows scenes of the Alaska-Juneau (AJ) Mine.

Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Gastineau Channel on West 10th Street
Location
Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1935; Replaced 1981
Design
Cantilever Through truss
Also called
J.D. Bridge
The Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+58.29920, -134.42989   (decimal degrees)
58°17'57" N, 134°25'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
8/533416/6462163 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Juneau B-2 SE
Inventory number
BH 60596 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alaska (185)
Built 1935 (1,453)
Built during 1930s (11,801)
Juneau Borough, Alaska (11)
Juneau, Alaska (8)
Lost (25,298)
Lost 1981 (93)
Lost during 1980s (1,418)
Replaced by new bridge (17,039)
Through truss (15,286)
Truss (33,144)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 3, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • vilda.alaska.edu - Photo of the new bridge and old side by side
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Douglas Bridge
Posted April 22, 2021, by Paul

This reminds me of Conde McCullough's Coos Bay Bridge in Oregon with its combination of a downward-sweeping top chord above the deck and an upward-arching lower chord below the deck.