Paradise River Second Crossing Bridge, Spanning Paradise River at Narada Cut-off on Nisqu, Packwood, Lewis County, WA
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Spanning Paradise River at Narada Cut-off on Nisqu, Packwood vicinity, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WA-62
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N62).
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The Narada Cut-Off Bridge is the only surviving historic example in the park of a plain reinforced concrete girder bridge devoid of any specific details designed to harmonize with the landscape environment. Similar bridges were once employed at other crossings (e.g., Nisqually Glacier), but have since been replaced. Although widened in the early 1960s, the 1926 bridge retains its basic original appearance.
Concrete Girder Bridges
Kellog, Robert N.
Morgan, Nathan W.
Feldschau & Chaffee
Bureau Of Public Roads
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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