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Upper Perry Arch Bridge

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Upper Perry Arch Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff

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BH Photo #179923

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Description 

The Upper Perry Arch is a 312'-long bridge with a main span comprised of a 134'-long reinforced concrete rib deck arch over the Grande Ronde River, and a 175'-long concrete viaduct crossing over the Union Pacific Railroad corridor.

Decorative features include open spandrel arch with arched fascia curtain walls, bush hammered inset panels and small arched openings in the balustrade railings.

The structure was designed by Conde McCullough, and it is comparable in size and ornamentation to a number of deck arch bridges located on the Oregon Coast Highway, the Pacific Highway, and elsewhere.

(HAER OR-141 - Significance)

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Grande Ronde River and U.P.R.R. on Old U.S. 30
Location
Perry, Union County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924, Rehabilitated 2008
Builders
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- Union Bridge Co. of Portland of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
- Wildish Standard Paving Co. of Eugene, Oregon (Rehabilitation Contractor)
Design
The Upper Perry Arch is a classic Conde McCullough designed reinforced concrete deck arch. The bridge is one of a few remaining McCullough spans in Eastern Oregon.
The bridge features a 134-foot main arch span with three reinfoced concrete deck girder approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 134.0 ft.
Total length: 312.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Perry Arch
Grande Ronde River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.35250, -118.17056   (decimal degrees)
45°21'09" N, 118°10'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/408309/5022776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hilgard
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
30
Inventory numbers
OR 00626 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 46372 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • October 1, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • September 29, 2010: New photo from Michael Goff
  • September 28, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-141 - Grande Ronde River Bridge, Sprnning Grande Ronde River on Old Oregon Trail Highway (Oregon Route 6), La Grande vicinity, Union, OR
  • Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans - Robert W. Hadlow, Oregon State University Press, 2001
  • Richard Doody