Rock Creek Covered Bridge
Maxwell Photo Description
Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4824
This is the Rock Creek Covered Bridge, built in 1919 over Rock Creek on Highway 42 east of Myrtle Point. The building contractor was John Hampshire & Company. Construction costs totaled $6,422.75. The covered bridge was a 60-foot Howe truss. It was removed in 1954. The state bridge number was #468.
- Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Old OR 42
- Coos County, Oregon
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1919, Replaced 1954
- - John Hampshire & Co. (Contractor)
- The Rock Creek Covered Bridge was designed by the Oregon State Highway Department under the guidance of newly appointed state bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough. The structure consisted of a single 60-foot housed Howe through truss with timber stinger approach spans. The west approach spans was 30-feet long while the east approach was a mere 11-feet. The main span of the bridge rested on simple concrete pedestal columns that were keyed into the solid rock stream bed.
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 98.7 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.98858, -123.86859 (decimal degrees)
42°59'19" N, 123°52'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/429189/4759913 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Bone Mountain
- Inventory number
- BH 48154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 16, 2011: Essay added by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com