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Catching Slough Bridge


Catching Slough Bridge

Replaced with a new Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in August 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #292552


Lost Warren pony truss swing span bridge over Catching Slough on Coos River Road
Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936. Replaced 1995
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Engineer)
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 171.9 ft.
Total length: 932.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.36297, -124.17566   (decimal degrees)
43°21'47" N, 124°10'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/404739/4801794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coos Bay
Inventory numbers
OR 02278C (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 62663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 26, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 25, 2014: Updated by Mike Goff: Added categories "Riveted", "Navigable waterway"
  • August 25, 2014: Added by Luke


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


Catching Slough Bridge
Posted August 27, 2014, by Douglas Butler

Mike feel free to check out my site on flickr drawbridges photostream if you haven't viewed it or already view my work.

Catching Slough Bridge
Posted August 26, 2014, by Douglas

Mike thanks for the insight even though I had been studying movable bridges of 15 years yes I do make mistakes like everyone of misinformation but not on purpose much appreciated.

Catching Slough Bridge
Posted August 26, 2014, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


I believe you have your drawings mis-labeled for these Catching Slough and South Slough Bridges.

Your sketch of “Catching Slough” shows the truss configuration for the old South Slough Bridge and it is labeled “Replaced with a Bascule Bridge” which is the case at South Slough. Catching Slough was replaced with a fixed span pre-stressed concrete bridge.

While I am not going to lie, your background on this sketch certainly looks more like the Catching Slough area vs South Slough at Charleston. However, the bridge certainly is not the Catching Slough swing bridge.

You might want to consider removing this sketch from the Catching Slough page and adding it to the old South Slough posting ( http://bridgehunter.com/or/coos/south-slough/ ).

I have attached the ODOT drawings for these respective bridges to illustrate my point as to which bridge is which.