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Oakland Bridge

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Oakland Bridge

from Southeast

Photo taken by Michael Goff on March 2, 2008

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BH Photo #130442

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Calapooya Creek on Shady Highway in Oakland
Location
Oakland, Douglas County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Builders
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- Lewis W. Metzger (Contractor)
Design
Main span: Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 475.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Calapooya Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.42528, -123.30306   (decimal degrees)
43°25'31" N, 123°18'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/475469/4808087 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sutherlin
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
1,607
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 19C519038800108 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29943 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2020: New photos from Mike Goff
  • July 23, 2014: New photo from Mike Garland
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • December 15, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to "Curved" category.
  • December 15, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 12, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans - Robert W. Hadlow, Oregon State University Press, 2001
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Replacement Project - Oregon Department of Transportation Project Details

Comments 

Oakland Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Very disappointing to hear this. I to date have not participated in Section 106 reviews for Oregon because to be honest they have such a good preservation track record that it wasn't a state I had to pay much attention to. However I find myself wondering why this bridge which is located in a vacant area with no properties nearby could not either be bypassed and preserved for pedestrian use, nor why a one way couplet could not have been built here.

Oakland Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Oakland Bridge is now scheduled for replacement with construction beginning in 2022.

This bridge is one of the few remaining small scale deck trusses in Oregon designed under Conde McCullough.

While it is sad to see it go, the replacement will certainly benefit the community of Oakland as the old bridge is single lane controlled by a signal.