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Eagle Creek Viaduct

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Eagle Creek Viaduct

Photo taken by Michael Goff on January 10, 2009

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BH Photo #132339

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Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Tooth Rock slopes on Historical Columbia River Highway
Location
Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1915, Closed 1937, Re-opened as trail 1995
Builders
- Lewis W. Metzger (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
- Samuel Lancaster (Lead Engineer)
Design
One of eight viaducts located on the Historical Columbia River Highway. The Eagle Creek Viaduct is one of ony two viaducts along the highway that utilize a masonry rail instead of one cast in concrete.The Eagle Creek Viaduct was one of the first original highway alignments abandoned during the construction of a wider water grade route along the Columbia River.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.63853, -121.93430   (decimal degrees)
45°38'19" N, 121°56'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/583054/5054438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonneville Dam
Inventory number
BH 38513 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff
  • January 12, 2009: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • 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
  • HAER OR-36-N - Historic Columbia River Highway, Toothrock & Eagle Creek Viaducts, Curving around Toothrock on Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale vicinity, Multnomah, OR