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Lewis & Clark River Bridge


Lewis and Clark River Bridge

From the southwest, prior to the replacement of the north approach spans.

Photo taken by Michael Goff on August 1, 2009


BH Photo #144302


Street Views 


Bascule lift bridge over Lewis & Clark River on Business US 101
Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1924, West approach replaced 2015
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
Single leaf Chicago style bascule lift with timber trestle approaches
Length of largest span: 112.0 ft.
Total length: 870.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.15222, -123.85916   (decimal degrees)
46°09'08" N, 123°51'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/433655/5111319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 00711 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
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: 18.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2018: New photos from Mike Goff
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 11, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 10, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • May 30, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • May 3, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • April 27, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • August 5, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Related Bridges 



Lewis & Clark River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2015, by K. A. Erickson

Bridge currently closed for reconstruction. From top of Column entire timber approach viewed to be gone. New piers in water.

Lewis & Clark River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The photos were buried in one of the consultant/contractor websites/databases somewhere. I have found similar goodies and even bridge plans from other states. Haven't found too much in Oregon, but some of the other states have consultant/contractor sections that can be very lucrative to anyone willing to blindly go searching through them.

Lewis & Clark River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2010, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)


I am courious where you found those photos of the Lewis and Clark River Bridge. You posted them on the 3rd of May.

Did you contact someone at ODOT or where they on a project page somewhere?