Fred G. Redmon Memorial Bridge

By Senate Resolution 1969-Ex.40. The Washington State Legislature dedicated these imposing structures crossing Selah Creek Canyon in honor of Fred G. Redmon, resident of Yakima, first chairman of the Washington State Highway Commission and distinguished member of the Washington State Senate from 1964 through 1968.

With a height of 325 feet from top of arch to canyon floor, supporting bridge lanes 1336 feet long, and reaching 549 feet across the canyon, these are the two longest concrete arch spans in the United States to date – a fitting memorial to one of Washington State’s most prominent citizens.

Washington State Highway Commission, November 12, 1971 (plaque at the Selah Creek Safety Rest Area)