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Hood River Penstock Bridge

Photos 

North Approach

Photo taken by Mike Garland in February 2018

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BH Photo #474052

Description 

In 1923, PacifiCorp staked off a stretch of the Hood River for power production, diverting water at the Powerdale dam and sending it through 3 1/2 miles of 10-foot pipe to a powerhouse downstream. Part of this pipeline crossed the Hood River, this is the bridge built to carry it over the river. The catwalk that runs along the top of the bridge allowed maintenance to be performed along the pipeline.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Hood River on former PacifiCorp power station penstock
Location
Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1923
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Also called
Hood River Pipeline Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.69364, -121.50852   (decimal degrees)
45°41'37" N, 121°30'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/616123/5061090 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2020: New photos from Mike Garland
  • June 18, 2020: New photos from Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Hood River Penstock Bridge
Posted January 19, 2021, by my name (email address)

very unique bridge you have there