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Lyons Ferry Bridge


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #130834

Street Views 


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Snake River on WA 261
Columbia County, Washington, and Franklin County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1927 over the Columbia River at Vantage Ferry; relocated here in 1968
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Erector)
- George Stevens (Bridge Engineer - Relocation)
- J.W. Hardison Co. (Contractor)
- Kuckenberg & Wittman of Portland, Oregon (Original Contractor - Vantage Location)
- Manson Construction of Seattle, Washington (Contractor)
- Murphy Brothers, Inc. (Contractor)
- Peter Kiewit & Sons of Omaha, Nebraska (Contractor - Relocation)
Cantilevered through truss
Length of largest span: 520.0 ft.
Total length: 2,040.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.58951, -118.21950   (decimal degrees)
46°35'22" N, 118°13'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/406579/5160271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Starbuck West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004207 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34189 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • February 29, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 16, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • October 1, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Mark Yurina
  • December 22, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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Lyons Ferry Bridge
Posted October 30, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is an incredible bridge and the scenery both at the bridge and driving to it is equally amazing. Its well worth the long drive to this remote bridge (plus you get the impressive Joso High Bridge next to this bridge). Surprised to see only HAER photos for this bridge on BridgeHunter. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...