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Nutty Narrows Designation

Posted on 12th July 2013 at 16:19

The original Nutty Narrows Bridge is heading for a listing on the Longview Historic Register, marking the structure’s unique standing in the city and around the world. City Manager Bob Gregory says that this proposal came as a suggestion from the Historic Preservation Commission…nuttynarrows…A structure must be at least 50 years old, and it turns out that the original Nutty Narrows Bridge, erected by Amos J. Peters back is 1963, is 50 years old this year. Gregory says that there was a bit of a snag when ownership of the bridge was discussed; he says that there’s no real documentation that the city actually owns the bridge. He says City Attorney James McNamara drew up a “deed” for the bridge, and the city paid the Peters family one dollar to acquire that deed. Tongue in cheek, he says that discussions are still ongoing to see if the city would owe interest on that dollar. Now, the Historic Preservation Commission will act on the nomination, and if approved by that panel, would come back to the City Council for final approval. A public hearing is now planned at the meeting on July 25th. There could be more on this, as Doris Disbrow with the Historic Preservation Commission says that there have been suggestions that the bridge should be submitted for inclusion on the National Historic Registry.