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Horsetail Creek Bridge

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Horsetail Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 2, 2008

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BH Photo #125584

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Overview
Slab bridge over Horsetail Creek on Historical Columbia River Highway
Location
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 (Prime Contractor)
- The Construction Co. (Contractor)
Design
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-
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
OR 04543 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 37532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,600

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • 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