Orient Bridge

Richardson Rd., Spans Kettle River, Orient, Washington

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Description 

The 180-foot-long, steel Parker truss Orient Bridge is one of only five bridges of this type built before 1910 remaining in Washington State. The arched top chord of the Parker truss design (a variation of the Pratt truss) increased structural rigidity. This innovation enabled construction of longer spans than was possible with other pin-connected bridge designs of the early twentieth century. The Orient Bridge is significant locally for the role it played in the transportation network of Ferry and Stevense counties, Washington, and for its importance in facilitating movement of mineral and timber resources to nearby refining and production centers. The Orient Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-32)

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1982
Reference number
82004297
Architectural style
Other architectural type; pincncted Parker steel truss
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
1900-1924
Significant year
1909

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