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)
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Rocky Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.77806, -124.07083(decimal degrees) 44°46'41" N, 124°04'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
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)
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
Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
HAER OR-111 - Rocky Creek Bridge, Spanning Rocky Creek on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. Route 101), Depoe Bay vicinity, Lincoln County, OR