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Sherars Bridge

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Sherars Bridge over the Deschutes River in Wasco County, Oregon, ca 1965

Oregon State Archives, Oregon State Marine Board, OMB0038

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #194148

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Deschutes River on OR 216
Location
Wasco County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1922, Replaced 1979
Builder
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
Design
The 1922 Sherars Bridge was a single 60-foot span steel Warren deck truss. The bridge featured a timber deck with a timber post and rail style railing. The bridge was located over an extremely narrow gorge in the bottom of the Deschutes River Canyon just north of the traditional Native America fishing site at Sherars Falls.
The bridge was replaced with a pre-cast voided slab bridge in 1979. The replacement bridge features traditional Native American pictographs cast into the exterior face to the concrete slabs.
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Also called
Deschutes River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.26094, -121.03630   (decimal degrees)
45°15'39" N, 121°02'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/654064/5013813 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sherars Bridge
Inventory numbers
OR 00939 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 48228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • February 23, 2011: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

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