11th Street Bridge aka. Murray Morgan Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Snowwolf75
N 47° 15.236 W 122° 26.017
10T E 542855 N 5233538
Quick Description: One of the few vertical lift bridges in the Puget Sound area that i know of, I've only seen it pulled up once in the many years of living in the area. It connects the downtown area to the tideflats and was the main thoroughfare until a new bridge was built.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2006 12:59:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member familygeo
Views: 98

Long Description:
One of the few vertical lift bridges in the Puget Sound area that i know of, I've only seen it pulled up once in the many years of living in the area. It connects the downtown area to the tideflats and saw the main thoroughfare until a new bridge was built.

A bit of an excerpt from History Link's story about the bridge: On May 21, 1997, the Washington State Transportation Commission renames Tacoma's Eleventh Street Bridge (or City Waterway Bridge) the Murray Morgan Bridge. The 1,748-foot steel truss vertical lift-span bridge crosses the Thea Foss Waterway. It opened in 1913, and was rebuilt in 1957. Murray Morgan (1916-2000), the preeminent historian of the Puget Sound region, wrote much of his renowned work Skid Road while serving as a bridge tender on the Eleventh Street Bridge.

Images that I took near the waterfront:



Links to more information:
Tacoma History story of how the bridge was almost demolished.
History Link bridge renaming story.
SaveOurBridge.com
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