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Row River Trail - Row River Bridge

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O.P.&E. - Row River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in March 2010

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BH Photo #216865

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Row River on Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railroad Trail
Location
Lane County, Oregon
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1950
Railroads
- Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railroad (OP&E)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
OP&E - Row River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.79327, -122.99003   (decimal degrees)
43°47'36" N, 122°59'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/500801/4848912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorena Lake
Inventory number
BH 49801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2019: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 10, 2011: Added by Michael Goff

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Comments 

Row River Trail - Row River Bridge
Posted May 24, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It sure looks like it was intended to be lifted.

The three middle gusset plates may have been pre-punched and never had anything riveted to some of the holes.

It makes me think some shop was turning out prefab heavy bridges for railroad use.

Row River Trail - Row River Bridge
Posted May 24, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

There is something fishy about this bridge. Its missing counter diagonal members, there are gusset plates with nothing attached at those points. I see lifting hooks welded to the end posts. Was this bridge moved? Was it really built in 1950?