Elwha River Bridge

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Not to be confused with the deck arch bridge that carries the current Washington State Route 112 over the Elwha River.
Elwha River Bridge (old)
Carries Elwha River Road
Crosses Elwha River
Locale Elwha, Washington
Heritage status NRHP (former)
Characteristics
Design Deck truss
Material Steel
History
Construction end 1913
Closed 2007
Elwha River Bridge
Elwha River Bridge is located in Washington (state)
Elwha River Bridge
Location Elwha, Washington
Coordinates 48°06′50″N 123°33′14″W / 48.1138°N 123.5538°W / 48.1138; -123.5538Coordinates: 48°06′50″N 123°33′14″W / 48.1138°N 123.5538°W / 48.1138; -123.5538
Built 1913
Architect Portland Bridge Co.
Architectural style Other
MPS Historic Bridges/Tunnels in Washington State TR
NRHP Reference #

82004200

[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1982

The Elwha River Bridge was built around 1913 to span the Elwha River, Washington. The bridge was closed and then demolished in late 2007 due to concerns regarding its structure after the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse. A new two lane bridge has been constructed with a pedestrian and bicyclist trail underneath. This is to become a vital link in the Olympic Discovery Trail. The bridge construction was completed in late 2009.[2]

View from the new bridge.
Elwha River Bridge (new)
Carries Elwha River Road
Crosses Elwha River
Locale Elwha, Washington
Characteristics
Design Box girder
Material Concrete
History
Construction end 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ollikainen, Rob (September 23, 2009). "$19.7 million, double-deck Elwha River bridge to open Friday". Peninsula Daily News.