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TC 2019 - P01 Bridge Engineering Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/08/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


The Cable Bridge, officially called the Ed Hendler Bridge spans the Columbia River between Pasco and Kennewick in southeastern Washington as State Route 397. It was constructed in 1978 and replaced the Pasco-Kennewick Bridge known as the Green Bridge, an earlier span built in 1922 and demolished in 1990.

The bridge is one of seven major bridge structures in the Tri-Cities area. The Blue Bridge (another Pasco/Kennewick bridge), the Interstate 182 Volpentest Bridge that connects Pasco with Richland, the U.S. Highway 12 bridge over the Snake River (Pasco/Burbank), and three railroad bridges are the others.

It was dedicated on September 8, 1978, and was the first major cable-stayed bridge to be built in the United States (and second-longest of its kind in the world at the time). It was constructed almost entirely of prestressed concrete, beginning with the towers and followed by the bridge deck, which was cast in individual segments, raised up and secured to each other. 

The bridge was named after Ed Hendler, a Pasco, Washington insurance salesman, as well as the city's former mayor, who headed up the committee responsible for obtaining the funding for construction of the bridge. Hendler died in August 2001.

 


Tri-Cities 2019 Geocoin Challenge
STEAM
Science ~ Technology ~ Engineering ~ Art ~ Math


  • Find 7 caches in each city (28 out of 32 traditional geocaches)

  • All the caches have a code word or paper rubbing/punch

  • Passport must be in one piece, not torn or mutilated

  • No partial coins sets will be distributed. Coins will NOT be awarded to pets or children 17 and under

  • Return completed passport: Columbia Point Marina Park: ~ Sat, June 29, 3-8pm & Sun, June 30, 9am-12pm

  • After Sunday, June 30 @ 2 pm return your completed passport to Richland Parks & Recreation

  • Richland Parks & Rec: N46 16.369 W119 16.273 ~ Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm

  • Cache questions (event weekend only): call 509.578.9332

GEOCOIN CHALLENGE PASSPORT

Richland Kennewick
R01 - GC84T37
R02 - GC84T39
R03 - GC84T3A
R04 - GC84T3B
R05 - GC84T3D
R06 - GC84T3E
R07 - GC85GXV
R08 - GC85GXZ

 
K01 - GC885GN
K02 - GC81GP7
K03 - GC82F0J
K04 - GC855P1
K05 - GC885GV
K06 - GC82HPY
K07 - GC82F0G
K08 - GC82F04

 
West Richland Pasco
W01 - GC86KM6
W02 - GC86KM9
W03 - GC86KMA
W04 - GC86KMC
W05 - GC86KMD
W06 - GC86KME
W07 - GC86KMG
W08 - GC86KMJ

 
P01 - GC87HW3
P02 - GC87HWA
P03 - GC87HWB
P04 - GC87HWC
P05 - GC87HWD
P06 - GC87HWE
P07 - GC87HWF
P08 - GC87HWM

 
Bonus and Night Caches

Bonus Cache - Richland - GC87RDG
(Available Saturday, June 29, 3:00pm)
Bonus Cache - Kennewick - GC8859T
(Available Sunday, June 30, 12:00pm)
Friday Night Cache 1 - GC87RDK
(Available Friday, June 28, 8:45pm)
Saturday Night Cache 2 - GC87RDM
(Available Saturday, June 29, 8:45pm)

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)