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Rock Creek Bridge


Rock Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in September 2011


BH Photo #217111


Street Views 


Stringer bridge over Rock Creek on US 26
Wheeler County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1930
- Kuckenberg & Wittman of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.52108, -119.70808   (decimal degrees)
44°31'16" N, 119°42'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/284789/4933317 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Picture Gorge West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 01469 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 47927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (15,719)
Built 1930 (1,744)
Built during 1930s (11,749)
Continuous (2,484)
Have street view (26,951)
Kuckenberg & Wittman (9)
Open (39,886)
Oregon (1,177)
Owned by state (15,996)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,076)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,921)
US 26 (19)
US 28 (9)
Wheeler County, Oregon (5)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • February 2, 2011: Added by Matthew Lohry


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


Rock Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Hi Mike,

If nothing else, I had noticed that Wheeler County had no bridges listed, so I went into the NBI to see what was there. This particular bridge had a street view to it, so I just tried it, and I was amazed by its beautiful railings. I figured that this would be a good one to get Wheeler County on the map. I had never seen railings like these before, and I thought that it would drive the point home that even stringers had class and style back then! I know this isn't my area of the map, but I was looking at some of the amazing Columbia River bridges in the area when I noticed Wheeler County. If you make it to that area, I would love to see some photos, and I've noticed that you have snapped some amazing pictures!


Matt Lohry

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)


I am curious what made you decided to post this particular bridge?

I am in the process of compiling a list of the remaining unaltered Conde McCullough era tee beam bridges in Oregon and the Rock Creek Bridge is on that list. There are probably around a hundred or so such bridges remaining in the state and I was just curious why this one popped up.

I was planning on taking a trip to Wheeler County and photograph this bridge and the other similar bridge over Bridge Creek this spring or summer.

Keep up the solid work!