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Bridal Veil Creek Bridge


Bridal Veil Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 27, 2008


BH Photo #118645

Street View 


Girder bridge over Bridal Veil Creek on Historical Columbia River Highway in Bridal Veil
Bridal Veil, Multnomah County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Charles H. Purcell (Bridge Engineer)
- Karl P. Billner (Design Engineer)
- Pacific Bridge Co. of Portland, Oregon (Contractor)
The Bridal Veil Bridge is a reinforced concrete through girder bridge, and is the only one of its type in Oregon. Karl Billner stated that he designed the 20" thick parapet walls as continous elastic beams on multiple piers.
Information form the HAER report on the Bridal Veil Bridge
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.55417, -122.18000   (decimal degrees)
45°33'15" N, 122°10'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/564002/5044841 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridal Veil
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OR 00823 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 36952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • September 7, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • August 26, 2008: Updated by Michael Goff
  • July 28, 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
  • HAER OR-36-E - Historic Columbia River Highway, Bridal Veil Falls Bridge, Spanning Bridal Veil Creek, Troutdale vicinity, Multnomah County, OR
  • Richard Doody


Bridal Veil Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This gets my points for most interesting concrete girder bridge I have seen. Very interesting indeed.