Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge

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Spans Alpowa Creek, Pomeroy, Washington

Bypassed two-span through arch bridge over Alpowa Creek on US 12

Photos 

Western Portal Looking Ne By 20 Degrees

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

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 (HAER WA-85)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Reference number
82004194
Architectural style
Other architectural type; tied-arch bridge
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1923

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • May 25, 2012: HABS/HAER photos posted by Michael Goff

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