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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

18th St. Bridge

 
 
18th St. Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2013
1. 18th St. Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Lewiston's first bridge across the Clearwater River
was constructed in 1913 and replaced in 1951.

Early efforts for a bridge were opposed by ferryboat owners, but other business leaders recognized the need for a link to northern communities. Spanning 780 feet, its steel girders and railings were painted green and red. The wooden deck was 19 feet wide to accommodate large wagons. Automobiles and heavy trucks soon challenged the design.
 
Erected by Nez Perce County Historical Society, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 501.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 25.476′ N, 117° 1.509′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 12 and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Highway 12. Marker is located adjacent to parking lot on the north side of US Highway 12, near the subject 18th Street Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
18th Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2013
2. 18th Street Bridge Marker
Wide view with adjacent marker and railroad bridge in background.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Silcott (here, next to this marker); Site of Luna House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. mile away); Means Building (approx. mile away); Old City Hall (approx. mile away); Pacific Northwest Bell Building (Historic Name) (approx. mile away); Tsceminicum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kettenbach Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Nearby Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2013
3. Nearby Railroad Bridge
This view across Clearwater River from west side of bridge.
Nearby Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2013
4. Nearby Railroad Bridge
This view across Clearwater River from east side of bridge.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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