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Bebee Bridge

Bebee Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 21, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-97 Over Columbia River
Location
Rural: Chelan County, Washington: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Tied Braced Ribbed Through Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Box Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1962 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2009
Main Span Length
520 Feet (159 Meters)
Structure Length
1,227 Feet (374 Meters)
Roadway Width
26 Feet (7.92 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
0006835A0000000

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Bridge Documentation

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This is an uncommon bridge type that can be hard to classify visually, since this design looks much like a continuous truss bridge with a suspended deck, but it also looks like a continuous through arch bridge. This bridge appears to be of the continuous arch variety.

The Beebe Orchard Company built the first bridge at this location which was a suspension bridge in 1919. The concrete towers of this suspension bridge remain next to the current bridge.

In 2009, a semi truck accident severely damaged a few members of the bridge, which were quickly repaired, including replacement of a couple members. Aside from this alteration, the bridge appears to retain good historic integrity. All built-up beams and connections on this bridge are riveted.

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