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Clarno Bridge

Photos 

Steel bridge over the John Day River near Clarno, Oregon, 1958

Photographer: Ben Maxwell, 1958

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, #5730

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #194151

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over John Day River on OR 218
Location
Clarno, Wasco County, Oregon, and Wheeler County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1908, Replaced 1975
Design
The 1908 Clarno Bridge was a pin-connected Pennsylvania-petit through truss bridge over the John Day River near the small town of Clarno, Oregon. Based off of historical photographs of the bridge, it can be determined that the bridge featured a timber plank deck with timber railing. The main truss span of the bridge was approached by timber stringer approach spans, which were typical of this era of structure. No records or plans for the bridge are available at this time so the measurements of the spans can not be determined. The bridge was replaced in 1975 by the current steel tied arch structure.
Also called
John Day River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.91560, -120.47007   (decimal degrees)
44°54'56" N, 120°28'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/699689/4976688 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarno
Inventory number
BH 48230 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2011: Added by Michael Goff

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Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com