Columbia River Bridge at Wenatchee (NRIS 95000623)
US 2 over the Columbia R.,
WA. County/parish: Chelan.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
May 24, 1995.
Part of Bridges of Washington State MPS
- Senator George Sellar Bridge
- The Senator George Sellar Bridge, also known as the Columbia River Bridge at Wenatchee, Washington was built in 1950 to carry U.S. Route 2 across the Columbia River. The steel suspended tied-arch bridge has a main span of 480 feet (150 m) with 224-foot (68 m) anchor arms. The suspended portion of roadway comprises 352 feet (107 m) and is 54 feet (16 m) wide, carrying four lanes with a median divider strip at a height of 180 feet (55 m) above mean water level. The 1950 bridge replaced a bridge built in 1908 at the same location. The new bridge was recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction as the most beautiful bridge of 1950 for spans over 400 feet (120 m) in length. (read more...)