2 votes

Blue Heron Paper Mill Bridge


Oregon City Mill Bridge

From Willamette Falls Viewpoint

Photo taken by Mike Goff in June 2012


BH Photo #240699


Street View 


Abandoned pennsylvania through truss bridge over Willamette River Channel on Mill Road
Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Future prospects
City want to rehab area into a park
Built Ca. 1915
Riveted Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 335.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.35376, -122.61773   (decimal degrees)
45°21'14" N, 122°37'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/529942/5022321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon City
Inventory number
BH 53719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added mill name and updated future prospects.
  • April 18, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
  • October 1, 2012: Added by Mike Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Luke


Blue Heron Paper Mill Bridge
Posted April 18, 2018, by Luke

According to http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2011/02/hist...

1908: Hawley Pulp & Paper Mill built at the site.

Operated thru 2011 under various names, last of which was Blue Heron.

Oregon City Mill Bridge
Posted April 18, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Does anyone have a link to history of the mill complex? There are a lot of unanswered questions about this place.

Oregon City Mill Bridge
Posted November 7, 2017, by For info

Circa (from Latin, meaning 'around, about'), usually abbreviated c., ca or ca. (also circ. or cca.), means "approximately" in several European languages including English, usually in reference to a date.

Oregon City Mill Bridge
Posted November 7, 2017, by Norm Webb (normwebb [at] comcast [dot] net)

Re the bridge: Was it made in Calif.? If not, what does Ca. mean?

What was you source of the year of the bridge? (1915)

Keep up the great job!!