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Myrtle Creek Bridge


Myrtle Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on June 13, 2010


BH Photo #167464


Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over South Umpqua River on CR 386 in Myrtle Creek
Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1922, Rehabilitation & Widening 2007
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- Holm II (Rehab-Widening Contractor)
- Lindstrom & Feigenson of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
- OBEC Consulting Engineers of Eugene, Oregon (Rehab-Widening Engineers)
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 597.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Also called
South Umpqua River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02500, -123.29583   (decimal degrees)
43°01'30" N, 123°17'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/475896/4763633 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Myrtle Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 19C513 386 040 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 14, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • July 28, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 20, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 19, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • June 12, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 



Myrtle Creek Bridge
Posted August 6, 2015, by Scott Gavin (trainnut1956 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was one of the least elegant of Conde McCullough's bridges but, in my opinion, doubling the width of the bridge removed what little grace and beauty the structure possessed. Although it looks like they tried to keep with the original design with the gothic arched railings, they are almost lost against the bulk of the bigger bridge, and the arches are no longer elegant but are just massive. It might have been better had they built a second bridge angling in from upstream and have left the original alone. Too late now, I suppose.

Myrtle Creek Arch Bridge
Posted November 17, 2009, by Mike (mikeinpdx13 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge also underwent some work back in 1987; it was closed for six months while they widened the lanes....the citizens of Myrtle Creek were forced to use a country road, or drive south the Tri City to access their homes.

Before that, it was effectively a one lane bridge for anything but passenger cars.