Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Before straightened into a channel, this site served as a seasonal home to the Duwamish people, who fished and hunted here on marshy banks and were supplanted by settlement. In photographs, as Lake Washington Ship Canal was being built (ca. 1911), the site is revealed as a mud flat, houses and shacks on its banks, weirs controlling the flow of water, and the neighborhoods on either side straggling up the banks and hills. Snapshots of the opening of the canal, on the 4th of July, 1917, show a more orderly landscape with crowds filling the streets and canal banks. This is still the place of nature and people, commerce and leisure, a crossroads of water and steel.
The Fremont Bridge is one of four bascule bridges that span the Lake Washington Ship Canal ('bascule' is French for balance). In addition to replacing the bridge's gears,
Location. 47° 38.823′ N, 122° 20.978′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fremont Troll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lenin in Fremont (approx. 0.3 miles away); De La Mar Apartments (approx. 1½ miles away); Seattle Fisherman's Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); You're Now a Part of History (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Reverend George Whitworth Grave (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First Commercial Monorail in the United States (approx. 1.8 miles away); United Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
Also see . . . HistoryLink.org - Fremont Bridge. (Submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.