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Ben Jones Bridge

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Ben Jones Bridge

August 15, 2006

Photo taken by Michael Goff in August 2006

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BH Photo #116181

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Rocky Creek on Otter Crest Loop
Location
Lincoln County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927; Rehabilitated 2001
Builders
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, North Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- F.E. Ward Inc of Vancouver, Washington (Rehab. Contractor)
- H.E. Doering (Contractor)
Design
The Ben Jones Bridge, constructed on the Oregon Coast Highway in 1927, is one of the most beautifully sited bridges in the state. The bridge spans a small gorge in a picturesque section of the Oregon Coast. It is now bypassed and provides only local service along Otter Crest Loop Road. This structure was originally call the Rocky Creek Bridge but was named for the “Father of the Coast Highway”, Ben Jones. This span is 360 feet long with a 160 foot long reinforced concrete rib deck main arch. The structure has ten reinforced deck girder approach spans, five on either side of the main span. The open spandrel arch and approach columns have semi-circular fascia curtain wall which are typical of Conde B. McCullough designed bridges.
(Historical Highway Bridges of Oregon, 1989)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Also called
Rocky Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.77806, -124.07083   (decimal degrees)
44°46'41" N, 124°04'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/415276/4958853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depoe Bay
Inventory numbers
OR 01089 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 05000824 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 69.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
8,800

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • April 4, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • January 18, 2012: New photo from Kelly Smith
  • August 6, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • October 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Builder
  • June 30, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff

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Comments 

Thanks for making this website
Posted July 1, 2012, by Regina

Great website! The links, photos and info are easy to use and so informative. Thanks so much!