Montlake Bridge

Spans Lake Union Ship Canal, Seattle, Washington

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Montlake Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2008

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Description 

This bridge, a Seattle landmark, is one of six bascule bridges based on a design developed by the City of Seattle which was derived from the Chicago bascule bridge type. It is unique because of its trunnion supports, employed to avoid a patent infringement lawsuit by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Company, and its architectural treatment. The bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-108)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Reference number
82004242
Architectural style
Other architectural type; dbl-leaf trunnion bascule br
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Road-related; Rail-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1913; 1924

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • October 4, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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