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Latourell Creek Bridge


Latourell Bridge

December 21, 2005

Photo taken by Michael Goff


BH Photo #115900

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Latourell 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. (Sub-Contractor)
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 313.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.53860, -122.21901   (decimal degrees)
45°32'19" N, 122°13'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/560974/5043081 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridal Veil
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 04527 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30108 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2022: New photos from Mike Garland
  • August 18, 2022: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 4, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 28, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 10, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R Trick
  • April 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 7, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This is not a concrete truss, it is a spandrel braced arch.
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 24, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 25, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff


  • 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-24 - Latourell Creek Bridge, Spanning Latourell Creek at Columbia River Highway, Latourell, Multnomah County, OR
  • Nathan Holth
  • Richard Doody
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net


Latourell Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2013, by Jean Dowds (mywoods [at] myfairpoint [dot] net)

A wonderful craftsman here in Danbury, N.H. has built a birdseye maple table, the support portion designed from a photo he took of this bridge. The chairs have curved portions to compliment the design. Obviously, he loved this bridge.