A Public Works Administration grant of $22,500 covered one-third of the cost of a 1936 project to refurbish Seattle’s Fremont Bridge.
The bridge, completed in 1917, is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge that carries Fremont Avenue across the Lake Washington Ship Canal between Seattle’s Queen Anne and Fremont neighborhoods. As part of the refurbishment project workers installed a new steel bridge deck, new machinery for lifting the span, and new concrete paving along the approaches to the bridge. The other two-thirds of the project’s overall $66,000 cost was covered by Washington State gasoline tax revenues.
Drosendahl, Glenn. Fremont Bridge (Seattle). HistoryLink.org. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://www.historylink.org/File/20374
Seattle Engineering Department. Annual Report. Seattle, WA: Seattle Engineering Department, 1936. Accessed April 26, 2022. http://archives.seattle.gov/digital-collections/index.php/Detail/objects/182475
Project originally submitted by Scott Newman on April 26, 2022.
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