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Skagit River Bridge


Photo taken by John Bernhisel in August 2018


BH Photo #432706

Street View 


Swing bridge over Skagit River on WA 536 in Mount Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1953
- George Stevens
- Guy F. Atkinson Co.
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 674.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Also called
Division Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.42154, -122.34026   (decimal degrees)
48°25'18" N, 122°20'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/548810/5363364 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vernon
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 34492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 5, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • August 23, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler



Skagit River Bridge
Posted April 19, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well, it was definitely built as one...

Skagit River Bridge
Posted April 19, 2020, by Matt Lohry

Itís clearly a swing bridge looking at the photos and GE sat view, but it sounds like it hasnít been used as such for many years.

Skagit River Bridge
Posted April 19, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

It certainly has a fender system and control house for a swing bridge.

According to HistoricBridges.org:

This bridge no longer opens for boats, and has not operated since 1967. An old, but still active agreement with the Corps of Engineers states that if needed the bridge must be made movable within a year of notice.

Skagit River Bridge
Posted April 18, 2020, by Jim Betz (jimbetz [at] jimbetz [dot] com)

This is not a swing bridge. Never has been as far as I

know (I was raised in Skagit County in the 50's). Jim in

Burlington, Wa.