Middle Fork Coquille River Covered Bridge 37-10-29x
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)
- Lost covered Howe through truss bridge over Middle Fork Coquille River on OR 42
- Douglas County, Oregon
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1922, Replaced 1948
- - Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- E.D. Olds (Bridge Construction Supervisor)
- 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.
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)
- July 8, 2010: Added by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com