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South Umpqua River Bridge


Dillard Bridge - 1942

Photo taken by Ralph Gifford in 1942

Oregon State Archives, Oregon Department of Transportation, OHD1838

BH Photo #119973


Lost continuous Warren through truss bridge over South Umpqua River on CR 387 in Dillard
Dillard, Douglas County, Oregon
Built in 1939, Replaced by new bridge in 2000
Replaced 2000
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Engineer)
Continuous Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 234.9 ft.
Total length: 501.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Dillard Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08056, -123.38639   (decimal degrees)
43°04'50" N, 123°23'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/468547/4769832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 19C516 387 449 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 37072 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 17, 2009: New photo from Michael Goff
  • August 4, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

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


South Umpqua River Bridge
Posted November 17, 2009, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

The new one, unfortunately is a real good example of replacing a very good looking truss with a real ugly eyesore.

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

IIRC, this bridge was a casualty of a truck driver that didn't pay attention to the posted heights. He collided with the bridge, caused serious damage, and the bridge needed to be replaced. I hated driving across it with the reduced weight limits while the new bridge was constructed.

I miss the old bridge. The new one is just an UCEB. :(