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McMillin Bridge, Spanning Puyallup River at State Route 162, McMillin, Pierce County, WA



B&W Photos

HB1220867
North Portal Looking Se

HB1220868
South Portal Looking Nw

HB1220869
Interior Of Formwork Within Concrete Truss Looking North

HB1220870
Interior Formwork South Portal Looking South

HB1220871
Interior Of Western Truss With Oblique View Of Eastern Truss Looking North

HB1220872
East Side Of Bridge Truss Looking Se

HB1220873
Oblique View Of South End Of East Side Of Bridge

HB1220874
Detail View South Portal In Elevation

HB1220875
Detail Moveable End Of North Abutment

HB1220876
Eastern Side Of Bridge From River Bank Level

HB1220877
View From South Approach To Bridge

HB1220878
Oblique View From West Of The South Approach

HB1220879
Oblique View From Southwest

HB1220880
Oblique View From Northwest From Top Of West Truss

HB1220881
View From North End Of The East Truss

HB1220882
Oblique View From Southwest


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Location
Spanning Puyallup River at State Route 162, McMillin, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-73
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N140).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: This is a rare example of a reinforced-concrete through truss bridge. The form of its members and details are unique. At the time of its construction it was thought to be the longest concrete truss or beam span in the country. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. / The McMillan Bridge was built by Pierce County in 1934. It replaced a steel truss span of the same name and location, damaged by flooding of the Puyallup River. Similar to its predecessor, the new bridge employed a through-truss type, enabling it to accommodate the largest practical waterway. This required its width and length to increase.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH PORTAL LOOKING SE
2. SOUTH PORTAL LOOKING NW
3. INTERIOR OF FORMWORK WITHIN CONCRETE TRUSS LOOKING NORTH
4. INTERIOR FORMWORK SOUTH PORTAL LOOKING SOUTH
5. INTERIOR OF WESTERN TRUSS WITH OBLIQUE VIEW OF EASTERN TRUSS LOOKING NORTH
6. EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE TRUSS LOOKING SE
7. OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH END OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE
8. DETAIL VIEW SOUTH PORTAL IN ELEVATION
9. DETAIL MOVEABLE END OF NORTH ABUTMENT
10. EASTERN SIDE OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK LEVEL
11. VIEW FROM SOUTH APPROACH TO BRIDGE
12. OBLIQUE VIEW FROM WEST OF THE SOUTH APPROACH
13. OBLIQUE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
14. OBLIQUE VIEW FROM NORTHWEST FROM TOP OF WEST TRUSS
15. VIEW FROM NORTH END OF THE EAST TRUSS
16. OBLIQUE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST


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