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Nisqually Suspension Bridge, Spanning Nisqually River on Service Road, Longmire, Pierce County, WA



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HB1219483
BWPhotos 369985

HB1219484
BWPhotos 369986

HB1219485
BWPhotos 369987

HB1219486
BWPhotos 369988

HB1219487
BWPhotos 369989

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BWPhotos 369990

HB1219489
BWPhotos 369991

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BWPhotos 369992

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BWPhotos 369993


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Location
Spanning Nisqually River on Service Road, Longmire vicinity, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-44
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N45).
Building/structure dates: 1923 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1951 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Packwood vicinity, Lewis County, WA.
Significance: The oldest surviving road bridge in Mount Rainier National Park, the Nisqually River Suspension Bridge is one of the few road-bearing suspension bridges in the National Park system. Although shorn of its original log elements, the timber bridge continues to reflect the NPS "rustic style" through its use of native material in an attempt to harmonize with the rugged park landscape.

Subjects
Suspension Bridges
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Monson-Trierweiler Company, Inc.
Mock, Thomas M.
Morgand, George W.
Wallace, Max L.
Crowley, H. L.
Crouch, E. P.
Fish, Bryan, Delineator
Trettel, Daniela, Delineator
Dickson, Julie Ann, Delineator
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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