Photo taken by Mike Garland in July 2016
BH Photo #369103
Absolutely! I had missed this detail on this bridge last time I viewed it. Look at the sway bracing, this appears to have been reused and altered, as empty rivet holes and splices indicate. I assume the bridge was widened slightly and it also appears some verticals and endposts were strengthened.
The bridge should be properly described as an 1884 bridge rehabilitated/altered in 1901. As such, it is among the older truss bridges in Oregon.
Plate says 1884 but the portal says 1901. I'm guessing this means the bridge was built in 1884 and reconstructed in 1901? Thoughts?