Myrtle Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Michael Goff on June 13, 2010
BH Photo #167464
This bridge was one of the least elegant of Conde McCullough's bridges but, in my opinion, doubling the width of the bridge removed what little grace and beauty the structure possessed. Although it looks like they tried to keep with the original design with the gothic arched railings, they are almost lost against the bulk of the bigger bridge, and the arches are no longer elegant but are just massive. It might have been better had they built a second bridge angling in from upstream and have left the original alone. Too late now, I suppose.
This bridge also underwent some work back in 1987; it was closed for six months while they widened the lanes....the citizens of Myrtle Creek were forced to use a country road, or drive south the Tri City to access their homes.
Before that, it was effectively a one lane bridge for anything but passenger cars.