CBR - Coos Bay Bridge
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge
From the McCullough Bridge
Photo taken by Michael Goff in August 2010
BH Photo #175566
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay believes it can have a swing-span bridge on its rail line back to normal operation by the end of April 2019.
That will come too late to save a Georgia-Pacific lumber mill, the closing of which was announced earlier that month in part due to interruption of direct service. But the port says itís working to bring a potential customer on once the bridge reopens.
The bridge has been stuck in the open position since mid-April 2018. When the mechanism failed, the bridge had to be pushed back so that marine traffic could pass. That, however, left rail customers south of the Coos Bay channel stranded. The port operates the line for another 17 miles south of Coos Bay to Coquille.
Port spokeswoman Fiona Bai said as much as $5 million will be spent to repair the 100-year-old bridge including installing jacking and shoring systems and installing an auxiliary drive motor to help turn the bridge.
- Swing through truss bridge over Coos Bay on the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) in North Bend
- North Bend, Coos County, Oregon
- Open to traffic
- Future prospects
- The Coos Bay rail line closed in September 2007. The Port of Coos Bay purchased the line and after structure and tunnel work reopened the line to the North Spit area north of North Bend in 2011 as the Coos Bay Rail Link.
- Built 1914
- - American Bridge Co. of New York (Steel Fabricator)
- - Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- The Coos Bay bridge includes two timber approaches. The north approach is 315 feet and the south approach is 555 feet. In between are 12 steel trusses totaling 2,168 feet, with the mammoth swing span adding another 458 feet in total bridge length.
(Railway Track and Structures, Sept, 2004)
Length of largest span: 458.0 ft.
Total length: 3,055.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
- Also called
- Coos Bay Railroad Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.42679, -124.23589 (decimal degrees)
43°25'36" N, 124°14'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/399964/4808952 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- North Bend
- Inventory number
- BH 46015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 23, 2019: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge being restored to movable operation
- March 11, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
- January 12, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- January 12, 2018: New video from Leslie R trick
- November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
- October 13, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
- March 8, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is open to rail traffic
- November 21, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
- February 17, 2011: New Street View added by Michael Goff
- August 31, 2010: Added by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
- International Port of Coos Bay - Rail Line Acquisition & Rehabilitation
- International Port of Coos Bay - Coos Bay Railroad Bridge - Phase II Rehabilitation
- James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
- Douglas Butler
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
- Alexander D. Mitchell IV