18th St. Bridge #501
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 25.484 W 117° 01.508
11T E 498069 N 5141239
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating early bridges across the Clearwater and Snake Rivers in Lewiston, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:27:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM2CJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member muddawber
Views: 32

Long Description:

18th St. Bridge

Lewiston's first bridge across the Clearwater River was constructed in 1913.  It was replaced in 1951. 

Early efforts for a bridge were opposed by ferryboat owners but other business leaders recognized the need for a link to northern communities.  Spanning 780 fee, its steel girders and railing were painted green and red.  The wooden deck was 19 feet wide to accommodate large wagons.  Automobiles and heavy trucks soon challenged the design ~ text of marker

Marker Name: 18th Street Bridge

Marker Type: City

County: Nez Perce

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 501

Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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