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Chow Chow Suspension Bridge, Spanning Quinault River, Taholah, Grays Harbor County, WA

Chow Chow Suspension Bridge, Spanning Quinault River, Taholah, Grays Harbor County, WA

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Significance: The Chow Chow Suspension Bridge was constructed by Native Americans living on the Quinault Indian Reservation about 1950. It consists of four timber king post trusses that are suspended from steel cables. The bridge bears resemblance to the modern "cable stayed" suspension bridge. However, it is most significant as an example of vernacular technology that represents the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Quinault Indians in meeting local transportation needs.
Survey number: HAER WA-5
Building/structure dates: ca. 1950 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hawley, Monica E, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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