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Dollarhide Bridge


Dollarhide Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on December 2, 2009


BH Photo #150375

Street View 


Concrete deck girder bridge over Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad on OR 273
Jackson County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Charles H. Purcell (Bridge Engineer)
- J.W. Sweeney (Contractor)
- Lewis W. Metzger (Design Engineer)
- Liantao Xu (Rehabilitation Designer)
- Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (CORP)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Built in 1914 the Dollarhide Bridge is one of the oldest concrete highway bridges on the Oregon Highway System. The bridge is on the Siskiyou Highway which was part of Historical U.S. Route 99.
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.08583, -122.59306   (decimal degrees)
42°05'09" N, 122°35'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/533656/4659386 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Siskiyou Pass
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 03781 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 37890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2022: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 31, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • May 27, 2011: New Street View added by K. A. Erickson
  • December 3, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • October 27, 2008: Added by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • K. A. Erickson
  • ODOT Rehabilitation Project - Old Siskiyou Highway - Steinman and Dollarhide Bridge & OR 66 Neil Creek Bridge
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Dollarhide Bridge
Posted September 11, 2016, by Dollarhide Descendant

These are my people. One branch of the family moved to the Yakima Valley. Further descendants were Canadian pioneers.

Dollarhide Bridge
Posted May 31, 2011, by B L Lauver (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

The supports and railings of this bridge have a very Beaux Arts appearance to them. They have the feeling of a Tiffany lamp. Surprising how influenced engineers were by the artistic bent of the day.

Dollarhide Bridge
Posted May 27, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

The answer to your inquiry, Tom, can be found at the following website, a Dollarhide genealogy site, run by someone out of Salt Lake. They trace back to a variation of the name in Ireland. A Jesse Dollarhide Jr born in Indiana sought fortune out West with his siblings and parents. He eventually settled near the Ashland, Oregon area and built a sawmill. Upset at having to pay to use a toll road owned by a competitor for his business use he would eventually purchase part of and then build some of his own road over the mountains. This toll road now owned exclusively by the Dollarhide family was the route over the Siskiyous from Ashland, Oregon to Hornbrook, California. They sold their right of way to the state right about the time this bridge was constructed. So it went from wagon road to automobile road, the Pacific Highway, US 99, and some of it present day I-5.

Currently the state of Oregon is in the process of rehabbing this and another bridge in the area, Steinman Overcrossing.



Dollarhide Bridge
Posted May 27, 2011, by Tom Fenn-Dollarhide (tomfenn-dollarhide [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anyone know how the bridge got it's name? My grandfather came over with his brother from Germany

and their father.