18th St. Bridge #501
Posted by: 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
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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