East 34th Street Bridge

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East 34th Street Bridge
East 34th Street Bridge.jpg
Carries East 34th Street
Locale Tacoma, Washington
Heritage status NRHP
Characteristics
Design Open-spandrel arch
Material Concrete
Total length 485-foot (148 m)
History
Architect Forsbeck,C.D.; MacRae
Construction end 1937
East 34th Street Bridge
East 34th Street Bridge is located in Washington (state)
East 34th Street Bridge
Location Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°13′50.1″N 122°25′43.9″W / 47.230583°N 122.428861°W / 47.230583; -122.428861Coordinates: 47°13′50.1″N 122°25′43.9″W / 47.230583°N 122.428861°W / 47.230583; -122.428861
Built 1937
Architect Forsbeck,C.D.; MacRae of Seattle Co.
Architectural style Other
MPS Historic Bridges/Tunnels in Washington State TR
NRHP Reference #

82004279

[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1982

The East 34th Street Bridge is a concrete open-spandrel bridge in Tacoma, Washington. The bridge was built in 1937 to replace a wood bridge that had previously spanned the gulch. The bridge is constructed of two rib arches, that are supported by 24-foot (7 m) support legs, with spandrel columns between the arches and the bridge's 485-foot (148 m) deck. The concrete railings on the deck are adorned with urn-shaped lampposts.[2]

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Holstine 2005, p. 202

Sources[edit]

  • Holstine, Craig; Hobbs, Richard (2005). Spanning Washington: Historic Highway Bridges of the Evergreen State, Washington State University Press, ISBN 0-87422-281-8.