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This is a list of all 43 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Washington. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1899 Baring
Baring, Washington, USA (Skykomish River)
Bridgemeister ID:1902
Coordinates:N 47.765 W 121.48
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1952

Notes
1905 Kelso
Kelso, Washington, USA (Cowlitz River)
Bridgemeister ID:1651
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, Jan. 3, 1923
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:300f
Notes
  • Washed out, 1906. Rebuilt, 1907. Collapsed, 1923, killing "12 to 15 persons" when one of the cables parted with the anchorage.
1913 Wind River
Carson, Washington, USA (Wind River)
Bridgemeister ID:1005
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • The bridge appears identical in the two photos except for the tops of the towers. In one of the photos, it appears some protective housing has been added to cover the cable saddles and an extra brace has been added across the tower.
  • Replaced by 1925 Wind River - Carson, Washington, USA.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1915 (footbridge)
Chiwaukum vicinity, Washington, USA (Wenatchee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1424
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:National Forest Service
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:190f
1919 Beebe
Beebe and Chelan, Washington, USA (Columbia River)
Bridgemeister ID:1188
O'Donnell ID:601
Coordinates:N 47.81308 W 119.97245
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2, SPW
Principals:A. Munster, Wenatchee-Beebe Orchard Co.
Use:Pipeline and Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:632f
Deck width:12f
Notes
  • The towers are still standing next to the current US97 crossing at Beebe.
  • AAJ: Private bridge, built primarily to carry water to the owner's orchard, but also carried a roadway.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1924 Longmire
Packwood vicinity, Washington, USA (Nisqually River - Mt. Rainier National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:142
Structurae ID:0019293
O'Donnell ID:496
Coordinates:N 46.74903 W 121.80777
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:James A. French
Use:Vehicular and Pipeline (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~183f
Notes
  • Reconstructed, 1950.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1925 Wind River
Carson, Washington, USA (Wind River)
Bridgemeister ID:1004
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1961
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1932 Lewis River (Yale)
Yale, Washington, USA (Lewis River)
Bridgemeister ID:176
Structurae ID:0011105
O'Donnell ID:443
Coordinates:N 45.96167 W 122.37167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, SPW, SSS
Principals:Harold H. Gilbert, Gilpin Construction Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:300f
Deck width:17f
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1957, 1958.
Photo by David Denenberg
1935 Trude
Trude, Washington, USA (Cedar River)
Bridgemeister ID:1956
Main cables:Wire
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:198
Structurae ID:0000074
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BBR, BFL, BMA, BPL, COB, CTT, GBD, IT1999F, SPW
Principals:Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:39f
Notes
Photo, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, courtesy of Kevin Walsh
1950 Tacoma Narrows (Sturdy Gertie, Second Tacoma Narrows)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:206
Structurae ID:0000484
O'Donnell ID:176 (more: 176)
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BCO, BFL, COB, CTT, SPW
Principals:Dexter R. Smith
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:46f 8in
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1953 Baring
Baring, Washington, USA (Skykomish River)
Bridgemeister ID:894
O'Donnell ID:175
Coordinates:N 47.765 W 121.48
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SPW
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:350f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1969 Gorge Inn
Newhalem, Washington, USA (Skagit River)
Bridgemeister ID:225
Structurae ID:0008192
O'Donnell ID:180
Coordinates:N 48.672167 W 121.246333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Seattle City Light
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:250f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1992 Jordan
Jordan, Arlington vicinity, Washington, USA (Stillaguamish River South Fork - Jordan Bridge County Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1669
O'Donnell ID:490
Coordinates:N 48.147583 W 122.0382
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~258f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1993 Lava Canyon
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA (Muddy River - Lava Canyon Falls)
Bridgemeister ID:895
Structurae ID:0008198
O'Donnell ID:444
Coordinates:N 46.169267 W 122.0832
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100f
Deck width:3f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1995 Tawlks-Foster
Mazama vicinity, Washington, USA (Methow River)
Bridgemeister ID:240
Structurae ID:0008196
O'Donnell ID:183
Coordinates:N 48.570617 W 120.369183
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC
Use:Footbridge and Pack
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:280f
Deck width:11f
Notes
  • See Sahale, LLC. The Sahale site shows the bridge being load tested with a Chevy Suburban, so the deck is wide enough for vehicular traffic, but the bridge appears to be restricted to foot and hoof traffic.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2002 Islandwood
Islandwood, Port Blakely, Washington, USA
Bridgemeister ID:854
O'Donnell ID:178
Coordinates:N 47.60382 W 122.52683
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:190f
Deck width:4f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2007 Third Tacoma Narrows
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:1952
O'Donnell ID:445 (more: 445 445)
Coordinates:N 47.26803 W 122.55121
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CTT
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:1,200f, 1,400f
Deck width:78f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(conveyor bridge)
Pasco vicinity, Washington, USA (Snake River - Ice Harbor Lock and Dam)
Bridgemeister ID:2034
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons
Use:Conveyor
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,000f
Notes
  • Built late 1950's or 1960. Pictured and described in Roebling ad in July 1960 issue of Civil Engineering. Built to transport concrete aggregate during construction of the dam. Likely removed.
(footbridge)
Auburn, Washington, USA (Green River - Isaac Evans Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2169
O'Donnell ID:494
Coordinates:N 47.32745 W 122.21021
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~164f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Carnation, Washington, USA (Snoqualmie River - Tolt-McDonald Park)
Bridgemeister ID:773
Structurae ID:0011114
O'Donnell ID:491
Coordinates:N 47.64391 W 121.9251
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~297f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Colville vicinity, Washington, USA (Mill Creek - Douglas Falls Grange Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1884
Coordinates:N 48.6146 W 117.899917
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
(footbridge)
Diablo vicinity, Washington, USA
Bridgemeister ID:1955
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Circa 1930's, distinct from other Diablo-area suspension bridges listed.
(footbridge)
Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA (Carbon River - Carbon Glacier Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:262
O'Donnell ID:492
Coordinates:N 46.94956 W 121.79537
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~200f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA (Ohanapecosh River - Grove of the Patriarchs vicinity)
Bridgemeister ID:651
O'Donnell ID:497
Coordinates:N 46.76299 W 121.55637
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~113f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Newhalem, Washington, USA (Skagit River)
Bridgemeister ID:1305
O'Donnell ID:181
Coordinates:N 48.67490 W 121.24074
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~370f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Olympic National Park, Washington, USA (Elwha River - Long Ridge Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:2336
O'Donnell ID:602
Coordinates:N 47.94223 W 123.54115
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:123f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Palmer vicinity, Washington, USA (Green River - Tacoma Water Supply Intake Diversion Dam)
Bridgemeister ID:1619
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Unclear to me if this bridge is extant. Location is a few hundred yards downstream of the diversion dam.
(footbridge)
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, USA (Snoqualmie River)
Bridgemeister ID:893
Coordinates:N 47.54112 W 121.83679
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Eric Sakowski
(pipeline bridge)
Spokane, Washington, USA (Spokane River)
Bridgemeister ID:2132
O'Donnell ID:482
Coordinates:N 47.69664 W 117.47906
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline and Footbridge
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~350f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Diablo vicinity, Washington, USA (Skagit River)
Bridgemeister ID:1618
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This bridge crossed the Skagit River near Ruby Creek prior to the inundation of the area.
(suspension bridge)
Toutle, Washington, USA (Toutle River)
Bridgemeister ID:1665
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Vehicular bridge with small wooden towers. At least two main spans. Described as "on the Castle Rock and Spirit Lake wagon road." Likely removed.
Big Beaver Creek
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Big Beaver Creek - North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2185
O'Donnell ID:488
Coordinates:N 48.77475 W 121.06659
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~126f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Devils Creek
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Devils Creek - North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2183
O'Donnell ID:487
Coordinates:N 48.82405 W 121.03226
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:182f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Diablo Lake Trail
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Skagit River - North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2184
O'Donnell ID:489
Coordinates:N 48.72857 W 121.07277
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:249f
Notes
  • Spans the Skagit River at the extreme northern end of Lake Diablo near the Ross Dam power house.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Enchanted Valley
Norwood vicinity, Washington, USA (Quinault River - Olympic National Forest)
Bridgemeister ID:875
Use:Footbridge
Lightning Creek
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Lightning Creek - North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2182
O'Donnell ID:486
Coordinates:N 48.87465 W 121.01784
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:195.5f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Spokane Falls I
Spokane, Washington, USA (Spokane River)
Bridgemeister ID:354
O'Donnell ID:483
Coordinates:N 47.66276 W 117.42269
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~226f
Notes
Photo by Eric Sakowski Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Spokane Falls II
Spokane, Washington, USA (Spokane River)
Bridgemeister ID:355
O'Donnell ID:484
Coordinates:N 47.66374 W 117.42298
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~296f
Notes
Photo by Eric Sakowski Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Swinging
Spokane vicinity, Washington, USA (Spokane River - Riverside State Park, "Bowl And Pitcher" area)
Bridgemeister ID:315
O'Donnell ID:481
Coordinates:N 47.69668 W 117.49828
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Civilian Conservation Corps
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~200f
Notes
  • Location also described "Down River Park" and "Downriver Park". According to www.riversidestatepark.org, built in the 1930s. Rebuilt, 1998.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Erik Nilson
Tahoma Creek
Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA (Tahoma Creek - Wonderland Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1433
O'Donnell ID:495
Coordinates:N 46.80479 W 121.84812
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~203f
Notes
  • Damaged by flooding, November 2006. From a News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington) article on June 11, 2007: "Trail crews last week discovered that supporting cables at one end of the suspension bridge may have been weakened by flooding last November."
  • Replaced a drooping catwalk-style suspension bridge that was anchored on different foundations still present at the bridge site. Both bridges appear to have coexisted for some time around 1995.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Thunder Creek
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington, USA (Thunder Creek - Diablo Lake vicinity, North Cascades National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1283
O'Donnell ID:182
Coordinates:N 48.67825 W 121.07848
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, October 2003
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:~130f
Notes
  • Damaged by fallen tree, summer 2003. Soon repaired. Destroyed during storm, October 2003. According to a June 2004 National Park Service web page advising as to storm damage in North Cascade National Park: "The suspension bridge over Thunder Creek one-mile from the trailhead in Colonial Creek Campground was destroyed. This large bridge was in a location which flooded at the beginning of many summer seasons. Planning for a better location, environmental assessment of alternatives, and application for funding will take place this year with construction happening in 2005. The log jam at the former bridge site is closed to crossing because of safety considerations." The bridge was indeed replaced with a non-suspension bridge at a different location.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Umtanum
Yakima and Ellensburg, Washington, USA (Yakima River)
Bridgemeister ID:865
O'Donnell ID:498
Coordinates:N 46.85555 W 120.48405
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~218f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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