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Dayton Footbridge


Dayton Footbridge

From the southwest.

Photo taken by Mike Goff in August 2021


BH Photo #506895


Suspension bridge over Yamhill River on Park Path
Dayton, Yamhill County, Oregon
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
The bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2022.
Built 1980
Steel bar suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.22301, -123.07199   (decimal degrees)
45°13'23" N, 123°04'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/494348/5007726 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94195 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1980 (67)
Built during 1980s (773)
Closed (2,777)
Continuous (2,674)
Dayton, Oregon (2)
Doomed (1,080)
Modern (2,492)
Oregon (1,275)
Owned by city (6,193)
Suspension (816)
Yamhill County, Oregon (29)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2021: Added by Mike Goff



Dayton Footbridge
Posted September 10, 2021, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would think a fixed span off another controversial pinned connected truss here in Oregon would work well too...

Dayton Footbridge
Posted September 10, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A footbridge that only lasted 42 years? Now they want to replace it with a junk MOB that probably won't even last that long. Next time contact Bach Steel and get a bridge that lasts and is a signature landmark. Looks like about a 215 foot span from tower to tower. That would be similar to the Kent Street Bridge, a Bach Steel restoration in Michigan, pictured here. Would this cost more? Maybe, but its hard to put a value on a bridge that looks spectacular and lasts 200 years. Also, Bach Steel bridges are CERTIFIED WOODPECKER-PROOF, unlike the current bridge.