Murray Morgan Bridge site of state's 'Most Endangered' historic properties announcement

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced Wednesday it will host a press event on Tues. May 27 at 11:00 a.m. to announce its annual list of the state’s Most Endangered Historic Properties. The press conference will be held at the Murray Morgan Bridge in Tacoma, formerly known as the 11th Street Bridge. The bridge, included in this year’s list, spans the Thea Foss Waterway and, in addition to its significance as an engineering marvel, the structure plays a rich part in the city’s social history and overall development.
Since initiating its Most Endangered Historic Properties List in 1992, the Washington Trust has identified nearly 100 historically significant resources in peril of being lost forever. Inclusion in the annual list is intended to raise awareness of the challenges facing historic resources across the state and to encourage collaboration with all stakeholders to develop preservation strategies. According to Washington Trust, in numerous instances, Most Endangered status has worked to facilitate solutions that promote the historic significance of sites while retaining the resources as viable, functional components of neighborhoods and communities.
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization, promotes the preservation of historic places in Washington State through advocacy, education, collaboration, and stewardship. Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust addresses its mission through the annual Most Endangered Historic Properties List, educational tours of its landmark headquarters, the Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, conferences and training workshops, a quarterly members’ newsletter, a small grants fund, and action on legislation and public policy. Visit the Trust Web site at for more information.