Baker River Bridge

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On WA 17A, over Baker River, Concrete, Washington

Concrete arch bridge over Baker River on Old WA 20 in Concrete



The bridge was the only link between the two halves of the city of Concrete. It is an early example of a reinforced-concrete open spandrel arch and was reputedly one of the longest single-span concrete structures in the West when built. The designer took pains to ornament the bridge in a classical style. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-105)

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1976
Reference number
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Road-related; Pedestrian related
Current functions
Pedestrian related; Road-related
Period of significance
Significant years
1916; 1917