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Fremont Bridge


Looking east

Aurora Bridge is in the foreground

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #254763

Street View 


Fremont Bridge in Seattle

Video taken by Steven Pavlov in June 2016


Bascule bridge over Lake Washington Ship Canal on Fremont Avenue North in Seattle
Seattle, King County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1917
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabrication)
- F. A. Rapp (Design, Seattle City Bridge Engineer)
- Mowat Construction Co. of Woodinville, Washington (2006 - Rehabilitation Contractor)
- Pacific States Construction Co. (Substructure Contractor)
- U.S. Steel Products Co. (Superstructure Contractor)
- Interurban
- Pacific Northwest Traction Co. (PWNTC)
Pratt pony truss bascule, double leaf fixed trunnion type.
Total length: 316.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.64767, -122.34986   (decimal degrees)
47°38'52" N, 122°20'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/548826/5277345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seattle North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 82004234 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 12, 2016: New video from Steven Pavlov
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 27, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 2, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer and builders (with roles added) and movable type.
  • May 27, 2013: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.


  • Nathan Holth
  • Wikipedia - Fremont Bridge
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steven Pavlov
  • Richard Doody


Fremont Bridge
Posted March 17, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The following article i read has nothing to do with maintenance,repair or removal of this bridge.This actually falls under waste of money.As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 3-16-16 $10,000 has been allocated from Seattle's office of arts and culture for a resident poet or writer to create a work while on the bridge.The city wants to encourage'public art' and the grant will oblige the recipient to create a work of prose or poetry from the bridge's northwest tower supposedly to help people understand the function of art in the city.The artist will not be'in residence'due to the fact there is no running water in the tower.I think this is a bunch of b.s.If anybody thinks differently you are entitled to your opinion.