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Lusted Road Bridge


Lusted Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in December 2010


BH Photo #192502

Street View 


Pennsylvania-Petit through truss bridge over Sandy River on Lusted Road
Clackamas County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built in 1894 in Portland. Moved to current location in 1926. Rehabilitation & Seismic Retrofit completed in 1998
- Bullen Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado (Original Contractor) [also known as Pueblo Bridge Co.]
- W.B. Chase (Engineer)
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")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/558362/5032653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 06580 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
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

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2022: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • 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
  • October 8, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff
  • August 5, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 10, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Mike Garland - mustangmike [dot] garland [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Lusted Road Bridge
Posted February 2, 2010, by marion oessling germany (ak2171408672 [at] arcor [dot] de)

hi michael,i wonder if you are the guy who took me

for a ride in 1990.i was hiking and you picked me up

somewhere in oregon on the road.i was looking the

bridges,they are good.i am 70 years old now,yes time

goes by.many greetings MARION

Lusted Road Bridge
Posted August 25, 2007, by BK McDonald (buggum [at] gmail [dot] com)


The sidebar of the above link and a 1987 Oregonian article mention that this bridge and another Sandy River bridge use

spans from the 1894 version of the Burnside Bridge.

Nice website!!