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Longview Bridge, Spanning Columbia River at State Route 433, Longview, Cowlitz County, WA



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B&W Photos

HB1221341
Longview Bridge From Upstream Side In Elevation

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Storm Clearing Over Longview Bridge Looking East

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Perspective View Looking North Of Main Cantilever Span

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Full Span View Showing Approaches And Highway On South Bank Of Columbia River

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Detail Of South Tower Of Main Cantilever Span

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Approach Tower Detail Of Pin Connection To Concrete Pier, North Side Of The River

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Approach Viaduct North End Of Bridge

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South Approach In Elevation Looking East

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Southernmost Truss Spans Of South Approach Looking West

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Details Of Bridge Pier Southern Approach Span

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Oblique Perspective From South Of Southern Approach Span And Main Span

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Detail Of North End Tower To Main Span

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Oblique View Of Main Span


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Columbia River at State Route 433, Longview, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-89
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N461).
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Portland, Multnomah County, OR.
Significance: The Longview Bridge, designed by engineer Joseph B. Strauss, was at time of construction the longest cantilever span in North America with its 1,200' central section. Extreme vertical and horizontal shipping channel requirements requested by Portland, Oregon, as a means to prevent the bridge's construction created the reason for such an imposing structure.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LONGVIEW BRIDGE FROM UPSTREAM SIDE IN ELEVATION
2. STORM CLEARING OVER LONGVIEW BRIDGE LOOKING EAST
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING NORTH OF MAIN CANTILEVER SPAN
4. FULL SPAN VIEW SHOWING APPROACHES AND HIGHWAY ON SOUTH BANK OF COLUMBIA RIVER
5. DETAIL OF SOUTH TOWER OF MAIN CANTILEVER SPAN
6. APPROACH TOWER DETAIL OF PIN CONNECTION TO CONCRETE PIER, NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER
7. APPROACH VIADUCT NORTH END OF BRIDGE
8. SOUTH APPROACH IN ELEVATION LOOKING EAST
9. SOUTHERNMOST TRUSS SPANS OF SOUTH APPROACH LOOKING WEST
10. DETAILS OF BRIDGE PIER SOUTHERN APPROACH SPAN
11. OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE FROM SOUTH OF SOUTHERN APPROACH SPAN AND MAIN SPAN
12. DETAIL OF NORTH END TOWER TO MAIN SPAN
13. OBLIQUE VIEW OF MAIN SPAN


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