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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,600
Inventory numbers
OR 04543 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 37532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
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 

  • 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