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Winchester Bridge


Winchester Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 21, 2010


BH Photo #171906

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over North Umpqua River on OR 99
Winchester, Douglas County, Oregon
Open to Traffic
Built 1923, Rehabilitated 2008
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- H.E. Doering (Contractor)
- Hamilton Construction of Springfield, Oregon (Rehab. Contractor)
- Mats O. Halvardson (Rehabilitation Design Engineer)
- Robert E. Grubbs (Rehabilitation Design Engineer - Approach Spans)
The Winchester Bridge is the longest bridge designed by Conde B. McCullough during the 1920's. The bridge has a unique Tudor Gothic architectural style incorporated into the curtain walls and railing.
Length of largest span: 112.0 ft.
Total length: 883.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
North Umpqua River Bridge
Robert A. Booth Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.28343, -123.35547   (decimal degrees)
43°17'00" N, 123°21'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/471159/4792351 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
OR 00839 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29955 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 16, 2022: New photo from Jim Kuhn
  • June 4, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 11, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • August 5, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • November 3, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • August 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 20, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 12, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

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Winchester Bridge
Posted July 16, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Cape Creek is really unique. That's what I like about McCullough....his spans were never alike, plus being 1920's/30's concrete elegance personified.

And yes, I could probably spend a whole day at Yaquina Bay myself...or at any of the Oregon Coast spans, for that matter! Bit far for me though...maybe someday...

Winchester Bridge
Posted July 16, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Cape Creek was actually my favorite concrete arch bridge. It was under repair during my visit so I wasn't able to get many pics.

And despite being a "Truss Junkie" and really enjoying McCullough Memorial, Yaquina Bay was my overall favorite. I could have spent the whole day there!

Winchester Bridge
Posted July 16, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Conde B. McCullough at his best! Though Yaquina and Coos Bay might compete...and Rogue River and Caveman...okay, they're ALL really nifty!

Winchester Bridge
Posted July 16, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I can't believe I drove right by this beauty on I-5 in October of 2020... and missed it!

Yet another good reason to go back to Oregon soon!

Winchester Bridge
Posted May 2, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a beauty!

Stephen, I think it would be awesome if you could add those photos to this site!

Winchester Bridge
Posted May 1, 2017, by Stephen Wood (snwood1 [at] charter [dot] net)

I live near this great bridge. Lots to say and I do love McCulloughs bridges all over the state. I have a few copies of pictures when he visited the site and of opening day. Dont know if anyone interested in me emailing these photos.

Winchester Bridge
Posted July 2, 2014, by Jim Averill (aver20002001 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A great little bridge that's so cool to walk and gaze over at the dam and fish ladder with its low railing. A challenge to bike over with the narrow lane, but there's small enclaves along the side to let others pass.

Winchester Bridge
Posted November 17, 2009, by Mike (mikeinpdx13 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am so glad to see that they rehabilitated this bridge. It truly is beautiful and a treasure, albeit a bit scary to drive with the narrow lanes and the curve at the north end of the bridge.