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Grays River Covered Bridge, Worrel Road spanning Grays River, Grays River, Wahkiakum County, WA



B&W Photos

HB1217352
Contextual View Of Original Bridge, Looking East From Downstream Of Grays River, August 1988

HB1217353
Contextual View Of Original Bridge, Looking West, August 1988

HB1217354
Contextual View Of Original Bridge During Dismantling, Looking West, August 1988

HB1217355
View Of Original South Portal Of Bridge

HB1217356
View Of North Portal Of Original Bridge During Dismantling, August 1988

HB1217357
View Of Exposed Truss Members Of Original Bridge During Dismantling, August 1988

HB1217358
View, Looking Up At Original Bridge Deck During Dismantling, August 1988

HB1217359
View Showing Deck Of Original Bridge During Dismantling, Looking South, August 1988

HB1217360
View Of Support Frame And Work Platform During Construction, Looking Northeasterly

HB1217361
Contextual View Of Rehabilitated Bridge, Looking East From Gravel Bar On West Bank Of Grays River

HB1217362
Contextual View Of Rehabilitated Bridge, Looking West From Gravel Bar On East Bank Of Grays River, May 1991

HB1217363
Contextual View Of Rehabilitated Bridge, Looking Southwest From East Side Of Grays River, May 1991

HB1217364
View Following South Portal Following Rehabilitation Of Bridge, May 1991

HB1217365
View Following South Portal Following Rehabilitation Of Bridge, May 1991

HB1217366
Interior Detail View Showing Howe Truss Configuration, Looking South, May 1991

HB1217367
Interior Detail View Showing Truss Panels, Corrugated Metal Roofing, And Cedar Siding

HB1217368
View, Looking Southwest, From The North Bank Before The Bridge's Center Pier Was Replaced (circa 1940-1950) Photographer Unknown, Pre-1980

HB1217369
Grays River Bridge Plan, Dated 1905 (original Bridge Plan Was Lost After The Plan Was Photographed.) [this Photograph Is An 8x10-inch Enlargement From A 4x5-inch Negative)

HB1217370
Grays River Covered Bridge Plan, Dated May 26, 1988 (engineering Drawing Of Rehabilitated Structure)


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Item Title


Location
Worrel Road spanning Grays River, Grays River vicinity, WA

Find maps of Grays River, WA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-28
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1915 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1988 subsequent work
National Register Number: 71000880
Significance: Constructed in 1905, the 148-foot Howe truss Grays River Covered Bridge was the first vehicular bridge to span the Grays River. The bridge facilitated transportation of dairy and lumber products from western Wahkiakum County to the community of Grays River, located ca. 1.5 miles to the west, and to marketing and shipping centers at Grays Bay on the Columbia River to the southwest. It is the oldest covered bridge in Washington State that is a functional part of a public highway system. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1971.

Subjects
Covered Bridges


Related Names
Ferguson & Houston


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST FROM DOWNSTREAM OF GRAYS RIVER, August 1988
2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST, August 1988
3. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE DURING DISMANTLING, LOOKING WEST, August 1988
4. VIEW OF ORIGINAL SOUTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE
5. VIEW OF NORTH PORTAL OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE DURING DISMANTLING, August 1988
6. VIEW OF EXPOSED TRUSS MEMBERS OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE DURING DISMANTLING, August 1988
7. VIEW, LOOKING UP AT ORIGINAL BRIDGE DECK DURING DISMANTLING, August 1988
8. VIEW SHOWING DECK OF ORIGINAL BRIDGE DURING DISMANTLING, LOOKING SOUTH, August 1988
9. VIEW OF SUPPORT FRAME AND WORK PLATFORM DURING CONSTRUCTION, LOOKING NORTHEASTERLY
10. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF REHABILITATED BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST FROM GRAVEL BAR ON WEST BANK OF GRAYS RIVER
11. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF REHABILITATED BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST FROM GRAVEL BAR ON EAST BANK OF GRAYS RIVER, May 1991
12. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF REHABILITATED BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM EAST SIDE OF GRAYS RIVER, May 1991
13. VIEW FOLLOWING SOUTH PORTAL FOLLOWING REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE, May 1991
14. VIEW FOLLOWING SOUTH PORTAL FOLLOWING REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE, May 1991
15. INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW SHOWING HOWE TRUSS CONFIGURATION, LOOKING SOUTH, May 1991
16. INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW SHOWING TRUSS PANELS, CORRUGATED METAL ROOFING, AND CEDAR SIDING
17. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, FROM THE NORTH BANK BEFORE THE BRIDGE'S CENTER PIER WAS REPLACED (CIRCA 1940-1950) Photographer unknown, pre-1980
18. GRAYS RIVER BRIDGE PLAN, DATED 1905 (Original bridge plan was lost after the plan was photographed.) [this photograph is an 8x10-inch enlargement from a 4x5-inch negative)
19. GRAYS RIVER COVERED BRIDGE PLAN, DATED MAY 26, 1988 (Engineering drawing of rehabilitated structure)


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