Located near Gold Beach, the bridge consists of seven reinforced concrete deck arches. It was the first structure in the US constructed with the Freyssinet method of arch ring decentering and stress control, named after its French inventor. The American Society of Civil Engineers designated the bridge a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1982. The success of the bridge led to the widespread use of prestressing techniques in concrete construction. The structure is dedicated to Isaac Lee Patterson, the Oregon governor who promoted its construction.
(ODOT Coastal Bridge Brochure "Spanning Oregon's Coast")
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 1,898.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Rogue River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.42730, -124.41334(decimal degrees) 42°25'38" N, 124°24'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
NRHP 05000814 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
OR 01172 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
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: 37.4 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
June 29, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
May 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
April 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
October 17, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
March 9, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP date