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Adkisson Bridge

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Adkisson Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on February 8, 2008

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BH Photo #115440

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Fifteen Mile Creek on Boyd Loop Road
Location
Wasco County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Builder
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, North Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Boyd Loop Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.47917, -121.08083   (decimal degrees)
45°28'45" N, 121°04'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/649993/5037973 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dufur East
Inventory numbers
OR 01095 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30172 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 66.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
190

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2009: New photo from Michael Goff
  • August 26, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 17, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

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Comments 

Adkisson Bridge
Posted March 9, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Graffiti is a serious problem, particularly with concrete bridges. Personally, I think anyone caught placing graffiti on a bridge should indeed be sent to prison, and they should be forced to work to clean and repair the bridge!

Also, I would comment that if the affected bridge is a historic bridge that there is significant community interest in, I believe there are special coatings that can be placed on the concrete to make graffiti more difficult to place and easier to clean.

Adkisson Bridge
Posted March 8, 2010, by Chalon Harper (camowolf95 [at] live [dot] com)

I would like to see a law enacted making graffiti on historic bridges and buildings a federal offense. If caught they should be fined heavily the first time. Second time,straight to prison. No excuses!

Adkisson Bridge
Posted January 26, 2010, by Chalon Harper (camowolf95 [at] live [dot] com)

Another beautiful example of Conde B. McCullough's work. I am a sucker for his designs of arch bridges,and open-spandrel arch bridges in general. I would love to bring the "classic moderne" style of the 20's and 30's bridges back.

Adkisson Bridge Update
Posted February 13, 2008, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] oit [dot] edu)

The past post was correct in that this structure is located in a very nice setting. Unfortunatly since the last post vandals have decided to add their own touch to the architectural style of the bridge. Rotten graffiti now takes away from the scene but the bridge is still a great visit if your in the area.

Boyd Loop Road Bridge
Posted January 6, 2007, by Dave H (dave [dot] paul [at] att [dot] net)

As of October 2006: Great old bridge, still used, but off the beaten path, not defaced by graffiti, in good physical condition, with great photographic potential, in a quiet, picturesque setting.