This bridge has been moved twice, all within Oregon. The bridge was originally built over the Crooked River in Crook County in 1912. In 1956, it was relocated to a crossing over the Siuslaw River in Lane County. It was relocated to its current location in 1986, where it was converted to a non-motorized crossing for a trail system.
This bridge is a rare (particularly in Oregon) example of a double-intersection Warren truss bridge. It forms an attractive and functional crossing for the trail system it serves.
During the relocation(s), the fasteners at the connections have been replaced with modern high strength bolts. Unspecified alterations using bolts also took place when the bridge was moved in 1956. Although rivets were the typical fastener when this bridge was built, sometimes rigid-connected truss bridges were field bolted in the early 20th Century. However, it is assumed that the original fasteners were rivets. In any case, the bolts seen on the bridge today are of modern design.
The bridge is unusual in that it has no upper lateral bracing, only sway bracing (struts) and portal bracing. It is not known if this is an original design detail.
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.