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Powder River Bridge (Private)

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Powder River Bridge (Private)

Photo taken by Mike Goff in May 2012

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BH Photo #231423

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Description 

The private Powder River Bridge located approximately 10 miles southwest of Baker City is an excellent example of a recycled public structure reused on a private roadway.

The bridge was originally constructed over the Powder River on Myrtle Street in Baker City located about 10 miles away. The bridge was constructed by the city in 1920 and severed on Myrtle Street until it was replaced by a concrete bridge in 1987. The bridge was more than likely auctioned off and relocated to its current location over the Powder River soon after construction of the new bridge began.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Powder River on Private Road
Location
Baker County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920 in Baker City, Removed 1987, Relocated Ca. 1988
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.64986, -117.88688   (decimal degrees)
44°38'60" N, 117°53'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/429676/4944438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Canyon
Inventory number
BH 52398 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

5-panel truss (460)
Baker County, Oregon (39)
Built 1920 (938)
Built during 1920s (9,193)
Open (37,705)
Oregon (1,070)
Owned by federal government (1,030)
Owned privately (1,417)
Pony truss (15,257)
Powder River (14)
Pratt pony truss (3,266)
Pratt truss (8,254)
Relocated (699)
Riveted (1,981)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,260)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,711)
Truss (30,070)
Wooden deck (5,905)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2012: Added by Mike Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com