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Fred G. Redmond Memorial Bridges
Selah Creek Canyon
Selah, Washington 98942
Voice: 509-697-5545

Although the official construction name was the Selah Creek Canyon Bridges. When they where opened on November 2, 1971 they were dedicated to Fred G. Redmond for his service in the Senate.

The Fred G. Redmond Memorial Bridges now span the canyon like the Twin Towers towered over New York City. They area an incredible 1,336 feet long and 325 feet tall. with an arch span of 549 feet long. When they were constructed they were the longest concrete single span bridges in the United State.

The Selah Creek Bridges were erected by Peter Kiewit & Sons, they were Awarded the winner for Excellence for the Use of Concrete by the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association in 1971.

Now as travelers make their way east on Interstate 82 from central Washington when they pass Yakima and Selah, Washington they travel over the twin Fred G. Redmond Memorial Bridges. Most of the travelers don't know about the history and may never care. But still the accomplishment for this project is appreciated as each of us use them still today.



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