The John Day River Bridge is one of seven steel tied arch bridges in the State of Oregon. The main span is a 270-foot weathering steel tied arch, with four concrete slab approach spans summing 200 feet.
The climate at the bridge is so mild on steel that the weathering steel still has clean steel exposed after over 30 years of exposure to the elements.
Length of largest span: 270.0 ft.
Total length: 471.2 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
John Day River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.91563, -120.47007(decimal degrees) 44°54'56" N, 120°28'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
OR 09691 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.6 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
April 1, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
February 23, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott