Christine Falls Bridge, Spanning Van Trump Creek on Nisqually Road, Longmire, Pierce County, WA
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Spanning Van Trump Creek on Nisqually Road, Longmire vicinity, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WA-48
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N49).
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Significance: The "rustic style" Christine Falls Bridge carries the Nisqually Road over the narrow box canyon of Van Trump Creek at Christine Falls. The graceful stone-faced reinforced concrete spandrel arch bridge contributes to the setting, and is one of the park's most successful examples of the integration of road-related structure into the environment. The overlook at the bridge is one of the most popular in the park.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Public Roads Administration
Tobin, John D.
Morgan, Nathan W.
Vint, Thomas C.
Feldschau & Chaffee
Bureau Of Public Roads
Fish, Bryan D., Delineator
Trettel, Daniele, Delineator
Dickson, Julie Ann, Delineator
Quin, Richard, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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