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Wenatchee River Bridge


Wenatchee River Bridge

March 25, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2008


BH Photo #115944


Street View 


Originally built as a railroad bridge in 1900, it was moved to this location in 1936 and converted to a highway bridge.


Lost through through truss bridge over Wenatchee River on US 2
Chelan County, Washington
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1900; Relocated 1936, Replaced 2013
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 174.9 ft.
Total length: 263.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.67615, -120.73425   (decimal degrees)
47°40'34" N, 120°44'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/670065/5282793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory number
BH 34157 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 1, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • August 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is now doomed. Added Historical Info and WSDOT Photos
  • March 21, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added Street View
  • June 26, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff



Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Right road + wrong river * wrong tags on the Flickr page = Incorrect guessing.

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

Luke's image should go here >.>


It matches the images I have of that bridge as well.

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I just guess based on the info the photographer gave me.

They thought it was Highway 2.

Perhaps it is a replacement bridge?

Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


I think the photo you posted of this bridge is of a bridge at a different location. This structure has flat chords, while the one you posted has a parker arangement with a curved top chord.

I haven't spent a lot of time in this area so I am not quite sure which structure the photo you posted is of.



Wenatchee River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If you look at the photos from under the bridge, you can see the arrangement of the flooring system is typical of a railroad bridge, evidence of this bridge's function in its previous location.

WSDOT should be preserving this bridge not demolishing it.