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Brush Creek Bridge


Brush Creek Bridge

Side elevation from the west on Brush Creek Beach

Photo taken by Mike Goff in March 2012


BH Photo #232214

Street View 


Located in Humbug Mountain State Park on US 101 the Brush Creek Bridge was the first bridge in Oregon to use stainless steel reinforcement (in the deck and beams) and microsilica modified concrete for general construction. It was the first bridge to be designed to last 120 years in the coastal environment.*

The Brush Creek Bridge was also the first in a series of modern concrete arch bridges built along the Oregon Coast by the Oregon Department of Transportation during the late 1990's and 2000's. The other bridges include the 2003 Cooks Chasm Bridge and the 2009 Spencer Creek Bridge both of which are located in Lincoln County.

*(ODOT Coastal Bridges Brochure "Spanning Oregon's Coast")


Concrete arch bridge over Brush Creek on US 101
Curry County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1998
- Robert Kaspari (Engineer)
Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch with pre-stressed slab approach spans.
Length of largest span: 129.3 ft.
Total length: 277.9 ft.
Deck width: 53.0 ft.
Also called
Tombstone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68679, -124.44561   (decimal degrees)
42°41'12" N, 124°26'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/381572/4727047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Orford
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 18096 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
OR 18096 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,863)
Built 1998 (96)
Built during 1990s (789)
Curry County, Oregon (15)
Deck arch (12,080)
Have street view (30,391)
Modern (2,507)
Open (41,415)
Open-spandrel arch (826)
Oregon (1,332)
Owned by state (16,768)
Robert Kaspari (1)
Slab (2,299)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,591)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,714)
US 101 (113)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2021: New photos from Mike Goff
  • May 14, 2012: New photos from Mike Goff
  • June 11, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff


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