Hoquiam River Bridge

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N of SR 12, Hoquiam, Washington

Bascule bridge over Hoquiam River on US 101 in Hoquiam

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Hoquiam River Bridge

Oblique view

Photo taken by K. A. Erickson in July 2010

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Description 

The central span is an example of a patented double-leaf Strauss underneath counterweight bascule bridge. The Strauss Bascule Bridge Company was one of the most important bridge building firms in the United States during the early 20th century. The contractors, Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, was a significant engineering and construction firm in the Northwest. The bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-93)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Reference number
82004217
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Strauss trunnion bascule br.
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1928

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2010: New photos from K. A. Erickson

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