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Sam Hill Memorial Bridge

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Sam Hill Memorial Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in December 2010

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BH Photo #191582

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Columbia River on US 97
Location
Biggs, Sherman County, Oregon, and Klickitat County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1962, Deck and rail replacement 2008
Builders
- Mowat Construction Co. of Woodinville, Washington (Deck Rehabilitation Contractor)
- Paul Jarvis Inc. (Contractor)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 339.9 ft.
Total length: 2,567.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Also called
Biggs Rapids Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.67604, -120.83605   (decimal degrees)
45°40'34" N, 120°50'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/668534/5060331 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Biggs Junction
Inventory numbers
OR 00849A (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,100

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: New photo from Kyle Jarvis
  • June 1, 2015: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • December 17, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 3, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • January 5, 2011: New photo from Michael Goff
  • July 28, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 28, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 1, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Biggs Rapids Bridge
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Don Morrison
  • Kyle Jarvis

Comments 

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted June 1, 2015, by Don Morrison

The original street view didn't work, so I made a new one and made it first in order.

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted June 1, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is currently being repainted.

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted July 29, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Is Carnation in Coffee County?

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted July 29, 2009, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

Sam Hill was a wealthy businessman an early advocate for the "Good Roads" movement He also helped create many Pacific Northwest landmarks. Such as the US-Canada Peace Arch in Blaine, WA, The Maryhill Museum near the bridge, the replica Stonehenge WWI Memorial also near the bridge, and he was an early advocate for the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

For more information…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Columbia_River_Highway

So now that we know who in Sam Hill is Sam Hill, where in Carnation is Carnation?

I have the answer to that one too…

Washington State

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted July 28, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And of course.......nobody is surprised that you would be the one to ask J.R. !!!

Sam Hill Memorial Bridge
Posted July 28, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Okay, this bridge begs the question, who in the Sam Hill was Sam Hill?

I'm sorry, but someone had to ask it.