Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge, U.S. Route 12 spanning Alpowa Creek, Silcott, Asotin County, WA
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U.S. Route 12 spanning Alpowa Creek, Silcott vicinity, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WA-85
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N141).
Building/structure dates: 1923 initial construction
National Register Number: 82004194
Significance: The bride was dedicated to To-Moot-Tsoo (Chief Timothy), a Nez Perce Indian (1800-1891) who was friendly with early settlers and was credited with saving the lives of Colonel Edward J. Steptoe's troops in 1858 after their defeat in the Battle of Tohotonimme, near Rosalia. It is a two-span, reinforced-concrete similar in design to the "rainbow arch" popularized by James Marsh in the midwest in the 1910s and 1920s. The bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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