Nisqually Suspension Bridge, Spanning Nisqually River on Service Road, Longmire, Pierce County, WA
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Spanning Nisqually River on Service Road, Longmire vicinity, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
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
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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