This bridge is an impressive steel arch bridge. It retains original decorative concrete railings and decorative pylons at the ends of the bridge. Although trees today somewhat obscure them, a journey underneath the bridge will reveal impressive curved t-beam approach spans supported by ornate concrete piers. The bridge was designed by the Oregon State Highway Commission under the direction of noted engineer Conde McCullough, who placed emphasis on designing bridges with substantial aesthetic details.
Information and Findings From Oregon's Historic Bridge Inventory
Three steel tied through arch spans with a total length of 720-ft
Lindstrom and Feigenson
This bridge won an Award for Merit in 1933 from the American Institute of Steel Construction and is the largest crossing built as part of the major realignment of the Pacific Highway between Oregon City and Portland. The design includes decorative entry pylons. The bridge was dedicated to Dr. John McLoughlin, a leading figure in the development of the modern Pacific Northwest.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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