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Oregon City Bridge

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First Oregon City Bridge

Image courtesy of the Oregon State Library

BH Photo #125278

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Suspension bridge over Willamette River on Oregon City - West Linn Road in Oregon City
Location
Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1888, Replaced by Conde B. McCullough through arch bridge in 1922.
Builder
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon
Design
The Willamette River Bridge at Oregon City was the first suspension bridge constructed west of the Mississippi River. The wooden bridge carried electrical lines from the near by Willamette Falls power plant along with regular traffic until it was replaced in 1922.
The suspension wires and towers form the bridge were utilized to construct the Conde B. McCullough designed through arch bridge at the same site.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.35880, -122.60953   (decimal degrees)
45°21'32" N, 122°36'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/530581/5022883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon City
Inventory number
BH 37258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pacific Bridge Co."
  • September 29, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • August 21, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

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