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Dairy Overcrossing


OC&E Trail Crossing

February 26, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in February 2008


BH Photo #116347


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Lost concrete deck girder bridge over OC&E Trail (Formerly Oregon California & Eastern Railroad) on Oregon Route 140
Klamath County, Oregon
Replaced by a pre-cast concrete girder bridge in 2011
Built 1936, Replaced 2011
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- E.E. & W.E. Philpott (Contractor)
- Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad (OC&E)
Concrete deck girder
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 119.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Also called
O.C.&E. Overcrossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23278, -121.53222   (decimal degrees)
42°13'58" N, 121°31'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/621115/4676664 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
OR 02147 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 36785 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 2, 2008: Added by Michael Goff



Dairy Overcrossing
Posted February 24, 2014, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just to clear up this naming and renaming disagreement... Per the original plan sheets produced by the Oregon Highway Department.

O.C.&E. Overcrossing
Posted July 1, 2012, by Scott Gavin (fatpiecat2 [at] charter [dot] net)

Went past last week, thinking to take pictures of the new bridge and was disappointed to see the railings were just plain blank concrete walls. Don't know if they put the fake arches on the outside of the railings but I doubt it, since they can't be seen. What a disappointment. Odd thing is that at the same time this bridge was being replaced, they also replaced the Alameda viaduct here in Klamath Falls - and they used styrofoam inserts in the forms the recreate the original arched openings in the railing. They could have done the same technique on this bridge had they wanted to. Maybe I will go back and takes some pix of the new bridge but I was so disappointed I didn't stop.

Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad Crossing
Posted June 30, 2011, by Scott Gavin (fatpiecat2 [at] charter [dot] net)

This bridge has been demolished. it is no longer there. It's gone, kaput, defunct.

Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad Crossing
Posted June 2, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

The project schedule states that demolition/construction begins June 2011.

It appears the new bridge will be a typical pre-stressed girder structure, with a decorative standard F-rail (Jersey Barrier).

The outside face of the new rail will resemble the one below.

As far as modern rail goes it does look pretty good, but you can't replicate the charm of the weathered historic structure.

Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad Crossing
Posted June 2, 2011, by Scott Gavin (fatpiecat2 [at] charter [dot] net)

This bridge is slated for demolition and replacement and may already be gone. I plan to go out there this weekend (June, 2011) and see if it has been demolished yet. ODOT is debating whether to try to duplicate the old-style railings on the new bridge or just leave it plain.

Scott Gavin - Klamath Falls, Oregon