COLUMBIA RIVER BRIDGE & TOUR
This is the Original Bridge that was
constructed between 1933 and 1937 and spans the Columbia River 1/2 Mile
Below Grand Coulee Dam.
The Unstable Hardpan Clay Hillside which the bridge was spanning
into, gave engineers quite a headache. It caused the bridge to shift
and lean many times until its completion in 1937.
The Bridge which is part of Hwy 155, connects the East & West Sides
Town of Coulee Dam.
The Bridge is about 1500 feet long and is considered narrow, since
its total road width is 20 foot 6 inches.
There is a 4 Foot Sidewalk on each side of the bridge and 11
information stations have been attached along the length of of each side
of the bridges railing.
These Stations represent historic, geologic, and construction
information about the Columbia River and the Grand Coulee Dam.
This is a FREE Tour!!
Be sure to bring your camera.... There are some fantastic
photo opportunities on both sides of this historic magnificent bridge.
Easy access parking
from both ends of the bridge, makes this a great FREE self guided tour
about the Grand Coulee Dam & Area.