Are you in the market for a bridge? You are? Great! How about the 1925 State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge? We're looking for a new home for this 92-year-old charmer, and yours might just be a match.
After more than eight decades of service, we decommissioned the bridge in 2015. While in use, the historic bridge sported the longest (371 foot) riveted steel Warren-type through-truss span built prior to 1940 on our highway system. While unique, it is similar to the “Turner Truss” patented in the 1920s. Unlike the standard Warren truss, this bridge has parabolic top chords (allowing for a longer span), alternating diagonal truss members, longitudinal braces between diagonals in alternating panels and vertical struts adjacent to the portals. Its subdivided panels and the addition of longitudinal members at mid-panel heights in five truss panels allow the bridge to achieve both strength and economy of steel.
|Our old SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge needs a new home and you might be the perfect fit!|
Sound like exactly what you've been looking for?
The Puyallup River Bridge would be great addition to a city, county or state road, or even to a large facility looking for something historically significant and…well…long enough carry 20 cars end to end.
Now, there are a few boxes we'd need to check off if you're interested in taking this bridge home. You will be responsible for:
- Maintaining the bridge and the features that give it its historical significance and continued eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
- Assuming all future legal and financial responsibility for the structure.
So act now to get your hands on this historic, well-behaved bridge that would get along fantastically with the rest of your bridges.