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Tenmile Creek Bridge

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Tenmile Creek Bridge

West Elevation

Photo taken by Michael Goff on August 2, 2009

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BH Photo #144693

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Facts 

Overview
Rainbow arch bridge over Tenmile Creek on US 101
Location
Lane County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Builders
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- Mowat Construction Co. of Woodinville, Washington (Rehabilitation Contractor)
- Union Bridge & Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
Design
Concrete through tied-arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 184.3 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.22407, -124.10961   (decimal degrees)
44°13'27" N, 124°06'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/411373/4897358 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Heceta Head
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,200
Inventory numbers
OR 01181 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 05000818 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 10, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • March 30, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 10, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER OR-146 - Ten Mile Creek Bridge, Spanning Ten Mile Creek on Oregon Coast Highway, Yachats vicinity, Lane, OR
  • Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans - Robert W. Hadlow, Oregon State University Press, 2001
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Wikipedia - Ten Mile Creek Bridge
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Tenmile Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm almost certain my library wouldn't have that book.......but I may be able to find it through inter-library loans. I'll have to check into it.....Thanks!

Tenmile Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2010, by Chalon Harper (camowolf95 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mr.Dillon my older brother bought me a copy of Elegant Arches,Soaring Spans about Mr. McCullough and his bridges. I read this book in 2 days! His designs are futuristic,even for today's time. Awesome.

Tenmile Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I couldn't agree with you more Chalon, Mr. McCullough's bridge designs are special indeed. I have always been more interested in truss bridges, but am very fond of his concrete structures as well. It's good to hear of your interest in engineering, I wish I had been set on a career choice at your age.

Tenmile Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2009, by Chalon Harper (camowolf95 [at] live [dot] com)

Mr.Conde McCullough was an absolute genius. I am a great admirer of his work. I am also 14 and am studying even now to become a structural engineer.