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Grays River Covered Bridge, Worrel Road spanning Grays River, Grays River, Wahkiakum County, WA

Grays River Covered Bridge, Worrel Road spanning Grays River, Grays River, Wahkiakum County, WA

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Significance: Constructed in 1905, the 148-foot Howe truss Grays River Covered Bridge was the first vehicular bridge to span the Grays River. The bridge facilitated transportation of dairy and lumber products from western Wahkiakum County to the community of Grays River, located ca. 1.5 miles to the west, and to marketing and shipping centers at Grays Bay on the Columbia River to the southwest. It is the oldest covered bridge in Washington State that is a functional part of a public highway system. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1971.
Survey number: HAER WA-28
Building/structure dates: 1905 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1908 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1988 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1939 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1940- before. 1950 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1952-1953 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1972 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1984 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1987 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71000880



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