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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques
Managed By: Icon Here Bridge Daters
Description:
This category seeks bridge date stones, or original embedded plaques, which permanently record the construction or dedication date of a bridge.
Expanded Description:

Sometimes when stone/concrete bridges were built, especially those of the early 20th century, date markers were embedded or installed in the bridge for posterity, not only listing the construction or dedication date but those responsible for the building of the bridge.

Many of those markers are of stone and are eroded and worn with time. Still others have suffered at the hands of the vandal or savage. Others have simply vanished. This category seeks to electronically preserve these unique date markers.

Instructions for Posting a Bridge Date Stones and Plaques Waymark:

Acceptable waymarks for this category would include:

1. Stones: Permanently embedded date stones built into the bridge. (An exception might be an original bronze marker, imbedded into the bridge.

2. Originality: The bridge date stone has to be original, thus the historical nature of the category. It also has to be the year the bridge was built. If it is not the year the bridge was built, your submission will be denied unless you have a very good argument. We are not looking for signs of history or historical markers added later with a date or new or old metal signs bearing dates.

3. Marker Text: The text of the marker must be included in the long description.

4. Two large photos: A framed "art shot" of the date stone or tablet must be the default photo. A second photo of the bridge itself must also be included. Failure to do so will result in the waymark being denied.

5. History: Please include as much information as you can find out about the bridge.

6. Naming Convention:
Bridge Name - Date - City/State or Country
Please adhere to the capitalization of proper nouns, not all capitals for every word. Use dashes not commas. Here is an example:

Hollingshead Folly Bridge - 1856 - Moorestown, NJ

There are no exceptions or innovations to the naming convention.

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7. Location: Please write a sentence or more if necessary to explain exactly where on the bridge the date is located. Some of these are hard to locate. Direction is appreciated.

** Failure to comply with the naming convention will result in your waymark being unceremoniously denied. **

Exclusions:

Freestanding monuments away from the bridge itself are not to be included in this category. The date stone or plaque should be worked into the fabric of the bridge. Displaced date stones are not accepted here. Metal markers with lettering stuck on as an afterthought are not for this category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please provide an original picture of the location and some original words regarding your visit.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.
  • Date stone, plaque location.
  • Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.
  • Website (if available)
  • Parking (safe parking location)
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Image for Methow River Bridge - 1966 - Pateros, WAview gallery

SWSW10.6 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesMethow River Bridge - 1966 - Pateros, WA

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This railroad bridge crosses the Methow River at its mouth, just as it joins the Columbia River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 2/5/2019

last visited: never

Image for Okanogan River Bridge - 1962 - Malott, WAview gallery

NN20.9 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesOkanogan River Bridge - 1962 - Malott, WA

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This bridge represents the third to last crossing of the Okanogan River before it disappears into the Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

Image for Omak Avenue Bridge - 1924 - Omak, WAview gallery

NENE39.4 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesOmak Avenue Bridge - 1924 - Omak, WA

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The Omak Avenue bridge (AKA Highway 155 bridge) is the southwesterly of two bridges over the Okanogan River in Omak, the other one being on Highway 97.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

Image for Kettle River Bridge - 1960 - Curlew, WAview gallery

NENE122.8 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesKettle River Bridge - 1960 - Curlew, WA

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At 200.1 feet in length and 25.9 feet in width, this is the second truss bridge which crosses the Kettle River at Curlew in northern Ferry County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for Curlew Bridge - 1908 - Curlew, WAview gallery

NENE123.3 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCurlew Bridge - 1908 - Curlew, WA

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The main entrance to Curlew off Highway 21, this Parker Truss bridge was built in 1908 by William Oliver of Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

Image for Vaseux Creek Bridge, Highway 97 - 1955 - Oliver, BCview gallery

NN128.9 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesVaseux Creek Bridge, Highway 97 - 1955 - Oliver, BC

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This bridge crosses Vaseux Creek north of Oliver and about 3 kilometres south of Vaseux Lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 12/18/2015

last visited: never

Image for Yale Bridge - 1957 - Grand Forks, BCview gallery

NENE143.6 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesYale Bridge - 1957 - Grand Forks, BC

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The Yale Bridge is at the east end of the city of Grand Forks, on Highway 3.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/14/2013

last visited: 1/5/2014

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