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Bunker Hill Overcrossing


Bunker Hill Overcrossing

South elevation from the railroad tracks

Photo taken by Michael Goff in February 2012


BH Photo #225332


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Concrete tee beam bridge over Coos Bay Rail Link (C.B.R.L.) on Coos River Highway
Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1938
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Engineer)
- Mountain States Construction Co. of Eugene, Oregon (Contractor)
- Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)
Concrete Tee beam
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Also called
Bunker Hill Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.35583, -124.20111   (decimal degrees)
43°21'21" N, 124°12'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/402665/4801031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coos Bay
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 02390 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 51288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
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: 65 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 14, 2012: Added by Michael Goff


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


Bunker Hill Overcrossing
Posted February 25, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

The more I thought about it I realized I too have had overcrossings here renamed even when the county roads website where they list their projects calls them overcrossings.

Whatever turns them on I guess ...

Bunker Hill Overcrossing
Posted February 25, 2014, by Marc (mrscotti [at] dot [dot] state [dot] ny [dot] us)


I had the same problem with a guy changing all the stuff I put up. One night it was so bad that he changed an entry four times before I even finished the page. Since I work night shift much of the year, it's easy to come up with a short list of contributors who're up all night, have thousands of updates, and think they know everything about everywhere. Once he figured out I was on to him, he hid his name like he did with you.

After a few weeks of it, I just gave up and erased everything. He hasn't figured a way around that yet. I suggest you do the same.

I lost your address--please drop me a private line when you get a chance.


Bunker Hill Overcrossing
Posted February 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Your methodology for naming the bridge makes sense and I follow the same technique on my website too. I just found it interesting as I had heard the term "overcrossing" somewhere before and found it somewhat unusual. I have heard the term "subway" used in reference to large railroad overpasses in Chicago. Interesting that the variety of terms were in use in Oregon.

Not sure who is editing the names of the bridges on this website, whoever did it must not have left an update description since it doesn't show in the history.

Bunker Hill Overcrossing
Posted February 25, 2014, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


I have seen the names "Overcrossing", "Undercrossing, "Subway", "Grade Separation" all in the Oregon plans.

The point I was trying to make is that when I name a structure on here there is a reason. It is either the name directly off the plan sheets/bridge plaque or it is the common local name.

I am not sure nor do I care who has been doing it, but these particular structures keep getting their names changed to something that is neither the official plaque/plan name nor local name. I just thought instead of continuing to go back and forth I would provide evidence.



Bunker Hill Overcrossing
Posted February 24, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Is "Overcrossing" a strictly Oregon term? I've always heard them called either overpasses or more technically as "Grade Separations" which is what they are called in Michigan http://www.historicbridges.org/michigan/whitehallrailtrail/w...

Bunker Hill Overcrossing - NAME
Posted February 24, 2014, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just to clear up this naming and renaming disagreement... Per the original plan sheets produced by the Oregon Highway Department.