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Broadway Bridge


Broadway Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in October 2010


BH Photo #184210


Street Views 


The Necanicum River Bridge on Broadway Street in Seaside is the only known patented Luten arch in Oregon. The design and construction methods devised by Daniel B. Luten, a consulting engineer from Indianapolis, were widely used nationwide between 1910 and 1930. The ornate concrete deck arch consists of three 41-foot filled spandrel, barrel type sections with integral approaches. The bridge contains decorative urn-shaped balustrade railings and lampposts. A south side monument pedestal contains a bronze bas-relief, “Old Oregon Trail” by noted Oregon sculptor Avard Fairbanks. The companion north pedestal features the “Lewis and Clark, Salt Works” bronze relief.

(Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon, 1989)


Concrete Luten arch bridge over Necanicum River on W. Broadway in Seaside
Clatsop County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1924
- Daniel B. Luten (Patent Design Engineer)
Closed spandrel Luten arch
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.99306, -123.92436   (decimal degrees)
45°59'35" N, 123°55'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/428415/5093691 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tillamook Head
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 07C11 000 00000 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 3, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • April 24, 2011: New photos from K. A. Erickson
  • November 1, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 27, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • August 5, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • K. A. Erickson
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein