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Rex T. Barber Bridge


Rex T. Barber Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on March 15, 2008


BH Photo #115803


Street Views 


Three bridges at crooked river

Drone flight across three bridges

Craig Philpott Photography

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Concrete arch bridge over Crooked River on US 97
Terrebonne, Jefferson County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 2000 by Kiewit Pacific Company
- David Goodyear (Design Engineer)
- Kiewit Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska (Contractor)
- T.Y. Lin International of San Francisco, California (Consulting Engineer Firm)
The Crooked River Gorge Bridge is the country's first segmentally cast, temporarily cable-stayed, single-span arch bridge. Kiewit Pacific Co., a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, used a construction methodology rarely found in the United States. Divided into 15 separate segments, the bridge was built without the use of typical falsework. Stretching 535 ft. across the Crooked River 295 ft. below, the bridge is four lanes wide with a center median, and accommodates 10,000 vehicles per day.
(Courtesy of Kiewit Corp.)
Length of largest span: 410.0 ft.
Total length: 537.1 ft.
Deck width: 76.8 ft.
Also called
New Crooked River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.39317, -121.19304   (decimal degrees)
44°23'35" N, 121°11'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/643911/4917130 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Opal City
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 18211 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 29998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2019: New video from Craig Philpott
  • August 25, 2018: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • April 8, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 3, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • March 30, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • September 9, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 30, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 23, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-152 - Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge, Spanning Crooked River Gorge, Dalles-California Highway (US 97), Terrebonne vicinity, Deschutes, OR
  • Kiewit Pacific Co - Crooked River Bridge Project
  • Wikipedia - Rex T. Barber Bridge
  • ODOT Tripcheck Camera - Live camera facing the bridge
  • Richard Doody
  • Josh Schmid
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com


Rex T. Barber Bridge
Posted June 3, 2019, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love the drone footage Craig!

When did you shoot this?

I was there inspecting the two highway bridge last month, it is a pretty awesome location.