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I-5 - Santiam River Bridge

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1946 Santiam River Bridge

Oregon State Archives, Oregon Department of Transportation, OHD3108

Photo From: Oregon State Archives

BH Photo #129006

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pair of steel arch bridges over Santiam River on Interstate 5
Location
Marion County, Oregon, and Linn County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
SB built 1946, NB built 1958, NB replaced 1991, SB replaced 1995
Builders
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (1946 - Bridge Engineer)
- P. Mervyn Stephenson (1958 - Bridge Engineer)
Design
The original of these two twin three-span tied arch bridges was build on the Pacific Highway (U.S. 99) in 1946, while the twin was built in 1958 during the constriction of Interstate 5. Both structures were three-span tied arch structures flanked by six reinforced concrete deck girder approach spans. The 1946 bridge served northbound traffic while the 1958 span served southbound.
(Historical Highway Bridge of Oregon - 1989)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Total length: 910.1 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.73722, -123.05250   (decimal degrees)
44°44'14" N, 123°03'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/495843/4953761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Albany
Inventory number
BH 38267 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • December 3, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

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