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Horsetail Creek Bridge


Horsetail Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 2, 2008


BH Photo #125584

Street Views 


Slab bridge over Horsetail Creek on Historical Columbia River Highway
Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Charles H. Purcell (Bridge Engineer)
- Karl P. Billner (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Prime Contractor)
- The Construction Co. (Contractor)
One of two nearly identical reinforced-concrete girder trestles on the Historic Columbia River Highway and one of four extant structures on the route that have a distinctive cap and arch concrete guard rail system.
Historic American Engineering Record, HAER ORE,26-TROUT.V,1M-
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.59000, -122.06861   (decimal degrees)
45°35'24" N, 122°04'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/572650/5048917 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Multnomah Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 04543 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 37532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2022: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 16, 2019: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 31, 2011: New photo from Michael Goff
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • October 7, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • HAER OR-36-M - Historic Columbia River Highway, Horsetail Falls Bridge, Spanning Horsetail Falls Creek, Troutdale vicinity, Multnomah County, OR
  • 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
  • Richard Doody
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net