Contextual View Of Bridge, Looking West From Upstream Side Of The Palouse River
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #195892
Hey! I'm not Sheldon, but having a current bridge as street view plus all the facts about its predecessor will help those who either know the bridge or drive past it rekindle fond memories. I know it sucks to have it gone, but by the same token, bridges do bring vast amounts of memories to those knowing about it. ;-)
Michael, I have been doing some local research not the on-line kind but more the hit the libraries and scroll through microfiche or read books angle, the old school method. In regards to this site being used for others in history and helping others, an interesting note I called a library about a particular bridge and they recommended ... myself here. She said “There is this great site called Bridgehunter.com and the person who knows about it there ...” “Oh wait ... is that you?”
I was in the process of adding the Chow Chow Bridge since your efforts inspired me and I did read about it in a book not called Spanning Washington. You beat me to it and sarcasm does not go over well on the Internet. “This means War!”
But perhaps you could find some info on the span that was on the North Fork of the Lewis River before the other 1940 one? Carry on ...
I have been trying to focus on linking in valuable information to the bridgehunter website to make it a more complete resource for researchers ie: HAER records, any useful websites, books ect.
During this process I have discovered a bunch of HAER bridges and photos that I have not linked in or the photos were not digitized when I tried to link them in before.
I hope to eventually write up design descriptions and historical essays for each of the bridges in the Northwest, but that process takes a lot more time.
Good job on adding these historic archive bridges Michael. On the other hand a street view for the new UCEB, really Jason Smith?