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Tish Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Mike Garland in May 2017

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BH Photo #437524

Map 

Description 

This bridge replaces the former bridge, a 41-foot metal truss bridge, originally built in 1963 and destroyed in December 2015 when a Douglas fir came crashing down onto it.

The cost was $130,000, covered by $110,000 from Federal Lands and Transportation Program funds, and $20,000 from recreation fees the Forest Service collected at sites in the Gorge.

Facts 

Overview
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Pratt truss bridge over Tish Creek on Eagle Creek Trail
Location
Hood River County, Oregon
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Installed by helicopter lift on February 28, 2017.
Builders
- Creative Pultrusions, Inc of Pleasantville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- E.T. Techtonics of Alum Bank, Pennsylvania (Designer)
Design
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Pratt truss
Dimensions
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 3.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.62199, -121.89314   (decimal degrees)
45°37'19" N, 121°53'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/586288/5052645 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83314 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • November 1, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder & specified type
  • October 31, 2018: Added by Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

End "Plates" can be site specific perforated, IE name of town or org. in bridge. Good Marketing....

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Luke

If Bach is pricing their replica spans competitively with brands like E.T. Techtonics and the modern Continental Bridge Co. who are cornering that market, they might have a chance.

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Recognizing that some situations like remote locations might require lightweight bridges that could be transported by helicopter, etc, a unique alternative would be to have a company such as Bach Steel provide a custom-designed ALL-NEW replica riveted truss bridge, which would look similar to historic lightweight riveted truss bridges, such as this: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=m...

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Luke

Good thing it's a utilitarian span in the woods, much like the crushed bridge it replaced then.

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Whatever it is, it certainly doesn't have the character defining features of a Conde McCullough masterpiece...

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2018, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Mike,

Is this one of those fiberglass made to order bridges? Oregon State Parks has a few of these on their trail system, that I have had the pleasure of inspecting.

Just curious.

Mike Goff

Tish Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2018, by Mike Garland (Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net)

*Update* The bridge was untouched by the major fire that swept through the area in September 2017. The Eagle Creek Suspension Bridge and the Fern Creek Bridge were not so lucky, they were destroyed.