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Middle Fork Coquille River Covered Bridge 37-10-29x

Photo 

Middle Fork Coquille Covered Bridge on Hwy 42 in Douglas County, 1945

Photo by Ben Maxwell

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4827a

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #169392

Map 

Description 

The Middle Fork Coquille River Covered Bridge was a state-built covered bridge on Highway 42 over the Middle Fork Coquille River in Douglas County. It was a 90 foot Howe truss built in 1922 by bridge builder, E.D. Olds. The construction costs totaled $7,373.80. Each side of the bridge had 5 Gothic-style windows. The state number for this structure was #559. In 1932, crews redecked the bridge. Its location was T29S R9W S36 in the Camas Valley section.The bridge was replaced in 1947.

(Oregon State Archives - Salem Public Library)

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered Howe through truss bridge over Middle Fork Coquille River on OR 42
Location
Douglas County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1922, Replaced 1948
Builders
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- E.D. Olds (Bridge Construction Supervisor)
Design
The Middle Fork Coquille River Covered Bridge was a 90-foot housed Howe truss. The bridge was designed by the Oregon State Highway Department under the guidance of Conde B. McCullough, the State Bridge Engineer. The bridge features a 90-foot housed timber Howe truss main span with timber trestle approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 166.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00806, -123.70444   (decimal degrees)
43°00'29" N, 123°42'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/442589/4761950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camas Valley
Inventory numbers
OR 00559 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
WGCB 37-10-29x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com