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Cherry Lane Bridge


Photo taken by Adam


BH Photo #301437


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Clearwater River on Cherry Lane
Nez Perce County, Idaho
Open to traffic
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1978
Main span: Pennsylvania through truss. Other primary spans: Parker through truss. All are pin-connected. Timber deck with steel runners.
Length of largest span: 242.1 ft.
Total length: 788.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.51532, -116.68060   (decimal degrees)
46°30'55" N, 116°40'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/524501/5151355 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
800 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ID 29960 (Idaho bridge number)
BH 14935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2018: New photos from Fmiser
  • April 3, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • August 13, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 13, 2014: Added by Adam
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn


  • Adam
  • Richard Doody
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com


Cherry Lane Bridge
Posted October 17, 2018, by DAN Lahaie (Akguy297 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

10-16-2018 beautiful Fall Afternoon 67 a ove.

Cherry Lane Bridge
Posted September 10, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If you like Ospreys you will find LOTS of them on bridges in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, etc. If the nest is in use, angry Ospreys will fly around squawking while you walk on the bridge. An unfortunate side effect of the nesting is the immense amount of "droppings" that drip down the side of the bridge. Aside from possible adverse effects to the steel and paint, this can be visually unpleasant. The Armitage Bridge in Oregon had its beautiful portal bracing covered in white streaks when I was there. I know there are man-made Osprey nest towers that can be built, I wish they would build some near the bridges so they can nest in peace nearby.

Cherry Lane Bridge
Posted September 9, 2018, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I spotted this soon enough as I was driving by I didn't even have to turn around! It is a fine old span in good repair. And as a bonus - there was an osprey nesting on the span. I didn't have a lot of time but I got a few photos of the bridge and of the nest. I added the nest to Osprey Watch.


Cherry Lane Bridge
Posted June 14, 2009, by Van Hildreth (vanh-1 [at] excite [dot] com)

Photos taken March 28, 2009