The Lusted Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pennsylvania-Petit truss consisting of both wrought iron and steel members. The bridge was originally part of the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon crossing the Willamette River, but was moved to the current location in 1926. The truss portals contain nautical design elements which were appropriate to its former location crossing the Willamette shipping channel. The Lusted and Bull Run Bridges are the only remaining bridges on the Oregon highway system that utilize wrought iron as a building material.
The Lusted Bridge is adjacent to the Portland Waterworks Bridge which is a similar pin-connected wrought iron truss bridge built in 1895 to carry water pipes.
(Historical Highway Bridges of Oregon - 1989)
Span length: 300.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.44497, -122.25370(decimal degrees) 45°26'42" N, 122°15'13" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
OR 06580 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.4 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
April 8, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
November 12, 2014: New photos from Mike Garland
January 18, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
April 25, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
October 26, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
November 25, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Design Description