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Washington Street Bridge, Spanning Spokane River at Washington Street, Spokane, Spokane County, WA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Spokane River at Washington Street, Spokane, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-3
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Significance: The Washington Street Bridge is an early example of reinforced concrete construction within the state. The ribbed concrete structure is a patented design of the nationally renowned bridge engineer, J.B. Strauss. It remains the oldest surviving concrete arch highway bridge within Washington.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Strauss, J. B.
McIntyre, Charles
Shaw, Bruce, Photographer
Soderberg, Lisa, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. DETAIL OF FORM WORK IMPRESSION IN CONCRETE, WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH
4. EAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST
5. EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. ROADWAY, LOOKING NORTH
7. ROADWAY, LOOKING SOUTH
8. Photocopy of plan (original plan in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) GENERAL DRAWING - ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS, AND DETAILS
9. Photocopy of plan (original plan in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) DETAIL OF FRAMEWORK FOR ARCH CENTERING
10. Photocopy of plan (original plan in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) FLOOR SYSTEM
11. Photocopy of plan (original plan in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) DETAIL OF ARRANGEMENTS OF REINFORCING RODS
12. Photocopy of plan (original plan in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) DETAILS OF ABUTMENTS AND PIERS
13. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) W.O. Reed, Photographer, ca. 1907 GENERAL VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY
14. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) W.O. Reed, Photographer, ca. 1907 CONSTRUCTION OF ABUTMENT
15. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) W.O. Reed, Photographer, ca. 1907 CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE FORMS
16. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) W.O. Reed, Photographer, ca. 1907 CONSTRUCTION OF FORMS WITH VIEW OF TEMPORARY TIMBER TRESTLE TO LEFT
17. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of the City of Spokane, Department of Public Works) W.O. Reed, Photographer, ca. 1908 DISTMANTLING OF TIMBER TRESTLE


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