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Bridge Covered Bridge

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Bridge Covered Bridge at Bridge over the Middle Fork Coquille River in Coos County, 1958-1960

Photo by Ben Maxwell, 1958-1960?

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, #4819

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #193783

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Maxwell Photo Description 

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4819

This is the Bridge Covered Bridge over the Middle Fork Coquille River about eleven miles east of Myrtle Point in Coos County. The covered bridge at Bridge, Oregon was built in 1936 by the WPA and was 150 feet long. It was supported by a Howe truss and the bridge spanned the river 67 feet above the water line. The old bridge was removed in 1969 after a snowfall damaged the structure. The World Guide Number for this bridge is 37-06-07.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Middle Fork Coquille River on Road
Location
Bridge, Coos County, Oregon
Status
Destroyed by storm
History
Built 1936, Damaged by snow and removed 1969
Builder
- Works Progress Administration
Design
The Bridge Covered Bridge was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936. The 150-foot long housed Howe through truss was situated 67-feet above the waters of the Middle Fork of the Coquille River.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01944, -124.00772   (decimal degrees)
43°01'10" N, 124°00'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/417888/4763465 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridge
Inventory number
BH 48155 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2011: Essay added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com