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Thomas Creek Bridge


Thomas Creek Bridge

From Thomas Creek Beach

Photo taken by Mike Goff in August 2013


BH Photo #271622


Street View 




'michael.goff@hotmail.com', 'roycehaley111@yahoo.com'

Today at 2:20 PM

Hi. My name is Dan Latham and I handle public affairs for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the south coast. I saw your names listed at the bottom of the Bridgehunter.com page for Thomas Creek Bridge.

We have a couple upcoming projects that will affect Thomas Creek Bridge and Reinhart Creek Bridge, about 30 miles up the coast. We will be painting both bridges and making several repairs. Construction begins this summer and will continue for a couple years. We have more details on the project website:


Construction will require lane closures at both locations, and some work enclosures will be used.

We realize that there are many bridge enthusiasts or tourists who visit both locations, and they may be disappointed to drive hundreds of miles to find construction at both bridges. We would like to raise awareness of the projects so that folks have the opportunity to adjust their travel plans.

Do you have any suggestions for how we can spread the word? Are there any groups or organizations you think we should contact?


Dan Latham

ODOT Public Affairs



Continuous Warren deck truss bridge over Thomas Creek on US 101
Curry County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1961
- Ivan D. Merchant (Bridge Engineer)
Continuous Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 371.0 ft.
Total length: 956.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16593, -124.35927   (decimal degrees)
42°09'57" N, 124°21'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/387720/4669093 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
OR 08459 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1961 (212)
Built during 1960s (1,841)
Continuous (2,179)
Continuous truss (168)
Curry County, Oregon (11)
Deck truss (1,572)
Have street view (24,468)
Ivan D. Merchant (11)
Open (37,838)
Oregon (1,070)
Owned by state (14,535)
Riveted (1,990)
Span length 250-500 feet (1,093)
Tall Bridges (319)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,606)
Truss (30,351)
US 101 (104)
Warren deck truss (568)
Warren truss (5,994)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 20, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 9, 2013: New photos from Mike Goff
  • June 18, 2013: New photos from Mike Goff
  • April 28, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • December 15, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • October 27, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 12, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • June 10, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Thomas Creek Bridge
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net