Engineering Department Bridge Records, 1902-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept. Engineering Services
Title
Engineering Department Bridge Records
Dates
1902-1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.2 cubic ft., (6 boxes)
Collection Number
2614-06
Summary
Reports, specifications, correspondence, and estimates documenting Seattle Engineering Department construction of bridges.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890.

In 1931, the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities, and in 1936, it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Engineering Department Bridge Files date from 1902 to 1964 and contain correspondence, reports, estimates, specifications, permits, drawings and testing data concerning bridge construction, planking, and grading. Also included is correspondence with the Army Corps of Engineers regarding permits for bridge construction. Records relate primarily to the bridges spanning the Lake Washington Ship Canal and to the first Lake Washington bridge.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Engineering Department Bridge Records, Record Series 2614-06. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Seattle Engineering Department Bridge Records, 1902-1964Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
California Avenue Bridge Across Fauntleroy Creek
1911
1/2
Dearborn Street Bridge, Weekly Progress Reports
1917
1/3
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1915-1916
1/4
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1916
1/5
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1916
1/6
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1916-1917
1/7
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1917-1918
1/8
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1918
1/9
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1918
2/1
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1918-1919
2/2
Eastlake Avenue Bridge
1919-1926
2/3
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Approaches
1917-1929
2/4
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Bills of Lading
1916-1917
2/5
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Estimates
1917-1920
2/6
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Inspection Reports
1916
2/7
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Inspection Reports
1917
2/8
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Progress Reports
1916-1919
2/9
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Robert W. Hunt and Company
1915-1917
3/1
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Specifications
1916
3/2
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, United States Steel Products Company
1916-1918
3/3
Eastlake Avenue Bridge, Westinghouse Company
1916-1918
3/4
15th Avenue Northwest Bridge
1914-1917
3/5
15th Avenue Northwest Bridge
1915-1916
3/6
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1912-1915
3/7
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1915
3/8
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1915-1916
4/1
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1916
4/2
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1916
4/3
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1916
4/4
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1916-1917
4/5
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1917
4/6
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1917
4/7
Fremont Avenue Bridge
1917-1932
5/1
Fremont Avenue Bridge, Estimates
1915-1917
5/2
Fremont Avenue Bridge, Inspection Reports
1915-1916
5/3
Fremont Avenue Bridge, Inspection Reports and Materials
1915-1916
5/4
Fremont Avenue Bridge, Specifications
1915
5/5
Fremont Avenue Bridge, Weekly Progress Reports
1916-1917
5/6
26th Avenue Northeast Bridge
1909-1910
6/1
Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridges
1902-1913
6/2
1st Ave S. Bridge Permit
1909-1916
6/3
8th Ave S. (Commercial Waterway No. 1) Bridge Permit
1914-1916
6/4
Ballard Bridge Permit
1909-1914
6/5
Fremont Bridge Permit
1912-1915
6/6
W. Garfield St. Bridge (Smith's Cove Waterway) Permit
1910
6/7
Lake Union - Stoneway Bridge Permit
1910
6/8
Lake Washington Toll Bridge Drawings
1917-1939
6/9
Lake Washington Toll Bridge, Seattle Approach Test Results
1938-1940
6/10
Lake Washington Toll Bridge Correspondence
1938-1964
6/11
Montlake Bridge Permit
1908-1924
6/12
Spokane St. Bridge Permit
1908-1925
6/13
University Bridge Permit
1909-1931
6/14
W. Wheeler St and Smith's Cove Waterways Trestle Bridge Permit
1910-1915

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle--Design and construction
  • Lacey V. Murrow Bridge (Mercer Island and Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.