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Ben Jones Bridge


Ben Jones Bridge

August 15, 2006

Photo taken by Michael Goff in August 2006


BH Photo #116181


Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Rocky Creek on Otter Crest Loop
Lincoln County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1927; Rehabilitated 2001
- Conde B. McCullough of Redfield, South Dakota (Bridge Engineer)
- F.E. Ward Inc of Vancouver, Washington (Rehab. Contractor)
- H.E. Doering (Contractor)
The Ben Jones Bridge, constructed on the Oregon Coast Highway in 1927, is one of the most beautifully sited bridges in the state. The bridge spans a small gorge in a picturesque section of the Oregon Coast. It is now bypassed and provides only local service along Otter Crest Loop Road. This structure was originally call the Rocky Creek Bridge but was named for the “Father of the Coast Highway”, Ben Jones. This span is 360 feet long with a 160 foot long reinforced concrete rib deck main arch. The structure has ten reinforced deck girder approach spans, five on either side of the main span. The open spandrel arch and approach columns have semi-circular fascia curtain wall which are typical of Conde B. McCullough designed bridges.
(Historical Highway Bridges of Oregon, 1989)
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005
Also called
Rocky Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.77806, -124.07083   (decimal degrees)
44°46'41" N, 124°04'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/415276/4958853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depoe Bay
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 01089 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 05000824 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2019: New photos from Mike Garland
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • April 4, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • January 18, 2012: New photo from Kelly Smith
  • August 6, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • October 7, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff: Added Builder
  • June 30, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-111 - Rocky Creek Bridge, Spanning Rocky Creek on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. Route 101), Depoe Bay vicinity, Lincoln County, OR
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans - Robert W. Hadlow, Oregon State University Press, 2001
  • Kelly Smith
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net


Ben Jones Bridge
Posted February 8, 2020, by Angela K (falpiqua [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My husband paints bridges. I thought the people looking at this site might enjoy his work. Here is the Ben Jones bridge.


Thanks for making this website
Posted July 1, 2012, by Regina

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