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Church Street Bridge

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Church Street Bridge

Side elevation from upstream on Pringle Creek.

Photo taken by Mike Goff in October 2018

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BH Photo #436846

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Description 

The Church Street Bridge crossing both Pringle Creek and Shelton Ditch was one of twelve bridges designed by Salem City Bridge Engineer Ray A. Furrow.

During the late 1920ís and early 1930ís the City of Salem undertook a major bridge building project to span the main streams within the city. As a result there are numerous examples of reinforced concrete girder structures with fine architectural detailing throughout the city crossing the various streams. Though some of the structures have been replaced many still remain scattered in and around the downtown core of Salem.

The Church Street Bridge has some details that differ from the other remaining structures in Salem such as staircases with architectural detailing and sidewalk overhang brackets with voided centers.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Pringle Creek & Shelton Ditch on Church Street SE
Location
Salem, Marion County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Raymond A. Furrow (Salem City Bridge Engineer)
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 247.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Pringle Creek/Shelton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.93459, -123.03787   (decimal degrees)
44°56'05" N, 123°02'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/497011/4975684 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,374
Inventory number
BH 83264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2018: Added by Mike Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com