Brush Creek Bridge
Brush Creek Bridge
Side elevation from the west on Brush Creek Beach
Photo taken by Mike Goff in March 2012
BH Photo #232214
Located in Humbug Mountain State Park on US 101 the Brush Creek Bridge was the first bridge in Oregon to use stainless steel reinforcement (in the deck and beams) and microsilica modified concrete for general construction. It was the first bridge to be designed to last 120 years in the coastal environment.*
The Brush Creek Bridge was also the first in a series of modern concrete arch bridges built along the Oregon Coast by the Oregon Department of Transportation during the late 1990's and 2000's. The other bridges include the 2003 Cooks Chasm Bridge and the 2009 Spencer Creek Bridge both of which are located in Lincoln County.
*(ODOT Coastal Bridges Brochure "Spanning Oregon's Coast")
- Concrete arch bridge over Brush Creek on US 101
- Curry County, Oregon
- Open to traffic
- Built 1998
- - Robert Kaspari (Engineer)
- Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch with pre-stressed slab approach spans.
Length of largest span: 129.3 ft.
Total length: 277.9 ft.
Deck width: 53.0 ft.
- Also called
- Tombstone Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.68679, -124.44561 (decimal degrees)
42°41'12" N, 124°26'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/381572/4727047 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Port Orford
- Inventory numbers
- OR 18096 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
OR 18096 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 05/2015)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- May 14, 2012: New photos from Mike Goff
- June 11, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com