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Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 05-58-01

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1992 by Larry Matthews

BH Photo #101327

Map 

Description 

The future is bright for this wonderful bridge. It is scheduled for a rehabilitation in 2016. It will be reopened to light motor traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Oregon Creek on Alleghany Ridge Road at Oregon Creek Campground
Location
Yuba County, California
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
A to be rehabbed and reopened in 2016
History
Built 1860 by Thomas Freeman, closed 2010
Builder
- Thomas Freeman
Design
Covered Singular Howe pony truss bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 101.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 327.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1975
Also called
Freeman's Crossing Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39694, -121.08194   (decimal degrees)
39°23'49" N, 121°04'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/665161/4362582 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camptonville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 05-58-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75000499 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
CA 16C-17 (California bridge number)
BH 11758 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1982)
50

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Fixed design and road name
  • October 12, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: To be rehabilitated and reopened to automobiles in 2016!
  • October 11, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Rehab possible soon
  • July 3, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • December 4, 2008: New photo from Larry Matthews
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photo from Larry Matthews

Sources 

Comments 

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 05-58-01
Posted January 12, 2018, by Elizabeth Yarlott (H2oyarlott [at] aol [dot] com)

In 1975 my husband to be and I carved our initials on this bridge. In 2007 we revisited the bridge, and though there had been a fire, we still made out our initials.

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 05-58-01
Posted May 21, 2015, by Danielle (Backyardiganmom [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This was yesterday 5-19-15

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted July 26, 2011, by Dale Engblom (engblomd [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It has been a long time since I have seen this old bridge. 15 years ago I moved from Citrus Heights to Cameron Park and have not seen that bridge that whole time. I used to fish the river and would drive my motorcycle across the bridge to get to the parking area. I usually had pretty good luck fishing in the Yuba. I hope the bridge can be restored before it gets to the point of being beyond repair. You just don't see bridges like this too often anymore.

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted July 3, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This bridge is in significant disrepair. While apparently structurally sound it has been closed to traffic with K-rails randomly shoved across the entrances. The graffiti is extensive and sad and the anti-graffiti fencing inside the bridge adds a sense of hopelessness.

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted May 9, 2011, by Carolyn Perkins (wiseskywoman [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I hate to say this, but you were hardly the only ones to have seen the bridge in decades. The swimming hole there on the Yuba is very well used in the summer and lots of folks walk across to get to the river.

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 19, 2010, by Sierra Mayhem Jeep Tours (Pans4au [at] sierramayhemjeeptours [dot] com)

Bridge is now closed to vehicle traffic and it has suffered some graffiti on the inside. Still an interesting stop.

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 15, 2008, by dot (dotbushette [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Absolutely loved the bridge!Felt like my husband and I were the only ones to have seen it in decades! So very old and off the beaten path. A true delight!

Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 15, 2008, by dot (dotbushette [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Absolutely loved the bridge!Felt like my husband and I were the only ones to have seen it in decades! So very old and off the beaten path. A true delight!