The Applegate River Bridge #01985 is significant as an intact example of a pre-WWII steel through truss. It is significant as an embodiment of an obsolete type and method of construction, a Parker through truss with riveted gusset plates, arched portals, laced members, barbell concrete piers, and cantilevered sidewalks. The Parker truss form, a Pratt truss with a polygonal top chord, is the predominant truss type for the remaining through truss bridges in Oregon.
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 450.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34341, -123.33285(decimal degrees) 42°20'36" N, 123°19'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
OR 01985 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 42386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1999)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
March 30, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
March 30, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
April 20, 2009: Added by Michael Goff
Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
HAER OR-138 - Applegate River Bridge No. 01985, Spanning Applegate River at Milepost 6.14 of Jacksonville Highway (OR-238), Murphy vicinity, Josephine, OR