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Robertson Bridge

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Robertson Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in October 2010

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BH Photo #185245

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Overview
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge over Rogue River on Lower River Road
Location
Josephine County, Oregon
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
The Robertson Bridge has been abandoned in place. The deck and timber approach spans were removed, while the truss remained in place.
History
Built in Grants Pass 1909, Relocated 1929, Abandoned 2001
Design
The Robertson Bridge, named for early Oregon pioneers who settled near the area in the 1870's, is a 583-foot three span steel through truss structure with on 90-foot Pratt truss, and two 180-foot Parker trusses. The bridge use to feature seven timber approach spans that were removed. The three truss spans are all pin-connected. The bridge was moved to its present location in 1929 from a location on the Pacific Highway over the Rogue River in Grants Pass, where it was replaced by the Caveman Bridge in 1931. The original nameplate provided a original construction date of circa 1909.
(Historical Highway Bridge of Oregon - 1989)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 583.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.49667, -123.48833   (decimal degrees)
42°29'48" N, 123°29'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/459873/4705038 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilderville
Inventory numbers
OR 01592 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 37079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R Trick
  • May 24, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • March 22, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • November 8, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • November 25, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Historical Information
  • October 17, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • August 5, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

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Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-109 - Robertson Bridge, Spanning Rogue River on Rogue River Highway Loop No. 260, Merlin vicinity, Josephine, OR
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com