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Whiteson Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #138471

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over South Yamhill River on OR 99W
Location
Yamhill County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by pre-cast girder bridge in 2002
History
Built 1938, Replaced 2002
Builders
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Engineer)
- Mountain States Construction Co. of Eugene, Oregon (Contractor)
Design
The bridge is a 1213-foot long multiple span structure comprised of wood pile trestle approach spans and steel plate deck girder main spans. The roadway accommodates two travel lanes, with a deck width of 26 feet flanked by two 3'-6" sidewalks. The pedestrian railings are precast concrete construction with diamond-shaped rails spanning between square concrete posts (an Oregon standardized bridge railing). Decorative details include stepped railing posts and Art Deco entrance pylons at the four bridge corners. The bridge is a Depression-era structure designed in conjunction with the Bureau of Public Roads.
(HAER OR-153)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.2 ft.
Total length: 1,211.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
South Yamhill River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.16851, -123.20800   (decimal degrees)
45°10'07" N, 123°12'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/483654/5001691 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McMinnville
Inventory numbers
OR 02434 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 42383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

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