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McCarthy Creek Bridge

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McCarthy Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 20, 2008

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BH Photo #148002

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Overview
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over McCarthy Creek on Abandoned U.S. 30 Alignment
Location
Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1920
Design
The McCarthy Creek Bridge is an abandoned reinforced concrete beam bridge. The bridge was part of the original Lower Columbia River Highway and was bypassed when traffic requirements warranted a wider and straighter highway alignment.
The McCarthy Creek Bridge is one of a few abandoned bridges in Oregon. Most bridges are demolished soon after abandonment. The McCarthy Creek Bridge is similar in design to the Tide Creek Bridge in Columbia County, which was also part of the Lower Columbia River Highway before being bypassed.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.65111, -122.85167   (decimal degrees)
45°39'04" N, 122°51'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/511557/5055295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sauvie Island
Inventory number
BH 43527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,026)
Beam (11,969)
Built 1920 (906)
Built during 1920s (8,775)
Bypassed (153)
Concrete stringer (603)
Have street view (22,091)
Multnomah County, Oregon (97)
Oregon (865)
Owned by state (13,689)
US 30 (83)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2016: New photos from Mike Garland
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • October 21, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net