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Arboretum Sewer Trestle
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Coordinates 47°38′22″N 122°17′49″W / 47.6395°N 122.2969°W / 47.6395; -122.2969
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Lake Washington Boulevard
Locale Washington Park Arboretum
Other name(s) Arboretum Aqueduct
Owner City of Seattle
Material Concrete, brick (façade),
Trough construction Steel
Total length 180 feet (55 m)
Height 23 feet (7.0 m)
Traversable? Yes
Number of spans 6
Piers in water 0
Clearance below 9 feet 6 inches (2.90 m)
Architect Wilcox & Sayward
Construction end 1910 (1910)
Opened 1911 (1911)
Toll None
Arboretum Sewer Trestle
Location Seattle, Washington
Built 1911 (1911)
MPS Historic Bridges/Tunnels in Washington State TR
NRHP reference No. 82004229
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 16, 1982 (1982-07-16)
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The Arboretum Sewer Trestle (also known as Arboretum Aqueduct, Arboretum Aqueduct and Sewer Trestle, or Wilcox Footbridge) is a historic multiarched concrete-and-brick trestle and footbridge in Seattle, Washington, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982 (ID #82004229). It also has city landmark status, with ID #106070. As observed in a letter to the City Engineering Department in 1912, "The bridge is not an 'apurtenance of the sewer.' It is a piece of ornamental bridge architecture designed elaborately and is a very much greater thing than the sewer itself, in every way."

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