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Shepperds Dell Bridge


Shepperds Dell Bridge

July 13, 2007

Photo taken by Michael Goff in July 2007


BH Photo #115905

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Shepperds Dell on Historical Columbia River Highway
Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Charles H. Purcell (Bridge Engineer)
- Karl P. Billner (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Prime Contractor)
- The Construction Co. (Sub-Contractor)
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.9 ft.
Also called
Youngs Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.54664, -122.19777   (decimal degrees)
45°32'48" N, 122°11'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/562623/5043991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridal Veil
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 04528 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2022: New photo from Jim Kuhn
  • May 8, 2022: New photo from Dave King
  • June 16, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 5, 2018: New photo from Dave King
  • October 9, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 8, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 24, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • June 25, 2008: New photo from Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER OR-23 - Shepperds Dell Bridge, Spanning Young Creek at Columbia River Highway, Latourell vicinity, Multnomah County, OR
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Richard Doody


Shepperds Dell Bridge
Posted November 23, 2007, by James Norman (james [dot] b [dot] norman [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

A couple of photos for your collection. These were both shot for HAER and are in the public domain. photos by James Norman for HAER.