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Umpqua River Bridge


Umpqua River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in September 2011


BH Photo #218194


Street Views 


Swing bridge over Umpqua River on US 101 in Reedsport
Reedsport, Douglas County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1936
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, North Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- Dexter R. Smith (Construction Supervisor)
- Teufel & Carlson (Contractor)
Central swing span with a pair of tied concrete arch spans on each side.
Length of largest span: 430.0 ft.
Total length: 2,206.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.70962, -124.10091   (decimal degrees)
43°42'35" N, 124°06'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/411306/4840210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
OR 01822 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 05000815 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 29965 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 25.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 9, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 19, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 13, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • August 4, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • September 22, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 19, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 12, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 



Umpqua River Bridge
Posted October 19, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

I added a series of photos that I took while at work waiting for repairs to be completed on the bridge after a high loaded truck hit the bridge.

I took photos 13-16 during the test opening after the repairs were completed. It is quite an experience riding one of these massive movable bridges while they are in action. Photos 17-21 are looking at some of the swing components and inside the central pier.

This just proves never leave your camera at home, something amazing might happen.

Umpqua River Bridge
Posted September 21, 2008, by Art Kelly (art [dot] kelly [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Just finished a trip down the PCH. A pretty good photo spot is in the mornings from the RR bridge just east of the highway bridge. Accessible by a city street which goes under the RR near the south shore of the river. There's a stairway (!) leading to the bridge deck and a walkway clear to the end of the fixed portion of the drawbridge, which is usually open.

Art Kelly

Maitland, Florida.