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Montlake Bridge


Portal View.

Photo From WSDOT State Route Web


BH Photo #190258


Street View 


    Bascule bridge over Montlake Cut on WA 513 in Seattle
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    Open to traffic
    Future prospects
    Slated to have a new bridge built next to it to form a one-way couplet.
    Built 1925; rehabilitated 1999
    - C.L. Creelman (Contractor)
    - Carl F. Gould (Architect)
    - Clark H. Eldridge (Design Engineer)
    - Wallace Equipment Co. (Contractor)
    - Westinghouse Electric Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Lift Equipment)
    Pratt deck truss bascule
    Length of largest span: 182.1 ft.
    Total length: 345.2 ft.
    Deck width: 40.0 ft.
    Vertical clearance above deck: 19.8 ft.
    Also called
    Montlake Cut Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +47.64726, -122.30459   (decimal degrees)
    47°38'50" N, 122°18'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    10/552227/5277330 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Seattle North
    Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
    Inventory number
    BH 34306 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of April 2018)
    Overall condition: Fair
    Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 49.8 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Update Log 

    • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • November 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
    • January 12, 2014: Updated by Evin Fairchild: actually built in 1925, not 1924
    • February 14, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged HAER Photos And Updated Status
    • December 14, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
    • December 10, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type. Added link to Panoramio photo.



    Montlake Bridge
    Posted December 10, 2012, by Tom May (tom [at] tommey [dot] net)

    Thankfully, it's unlikely that a second bridge will be built, according to this article from September 25 2012:


    Montlake Bridge
    Posted December 14, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

    This is truly a spectacular bridge (view the photo link in the Links section). Would be nice to have someone get some more photos of this bridge. Almost European in its style.