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Bridal Veil Creek Bridge

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Bridal Veil Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 27, 2008

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BH Photo #118645

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Overview
Girder bridge over Bridal Veil Creek on Historical Columbia River Highway in Bridal Veil
Location
Bridal Veil, Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Builders
- Charles H. Purcell (Bridge Engineer)
- Karl P. Billner (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
Design
The Bridal Veil Bridge is a reinforced concrete through girder bridge, and is the only one of its type in Oregon. Karl Billner stated that he designed the 20" thick parapet walls as continous elastic beams on multiple piers.
Information form the HAER report on the Bridal Veil Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.55417, -122.18000   (decimal degrees)
45°33'15" N, 122°10'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/564002/5044841 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridal Veil
Inventory numbers
OR 00823 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 36952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 34.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,700

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • August 26, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 28, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • HAER OR-36-E - Historic Columbia River Highway, Bridal Veil Falls Bridge, Spanning Bridal Veil Creek, Troutdale vicinity, Multnomah County, OR

Comments 

Bridal Veil Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This gets my points for most interesting concrete girder bridge I have seen. Very interesting indeed.