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West Pier of Highway Bridge

Washington State University Libraries

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Title West Pier of Highway Bridge
Description Here, early in the spring of 1934, the Western Construction Company is starting excavation for the west pier of the highway bridge, with a clamshell bucket working behind a wooden cofferdam. In the foreground is a similar arrangement for the east pier (#2)" On Sept.. 14, 1933 a transfer of $1,000,000 from the funds of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was secured for the purpose of constructing this bridge and the government town site.... The Western Construction Co. built the foundation piers for the highway bridge beginning on August 22, 1934, while the J. H. Pomeroy Co. built the bridge superstructure later. The bridge opened to traffic on January 27. 1936 and is the only bridge still remaining of the nine that spanned the Columbia River during the project.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Highway Bridge--Columbia River; Bridges--Foundations and piers--Design and construction; Underwater Concrete Construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Timber cribs--Highway bridges--Columbia River; Steel Piling--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Pedestrian Bridges
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p179.jpg,1025
Date Spring, 1934 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 179)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
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Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English

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