Located near Cannon Beach, the Necarney Creek Bridge was completed in 1937, the same year that the Chasm (Neahkahnie Mountain) Bridge was completed. Both bridges were designed by Glenn S. Paxson. The Necarney Creek Bridge’s girders and owers were constructed of steel, the first of its kind built in Oregon. It ushered in a period of structural steel bridges that lasted into the 1960s.
The Necarney Creek Bridge is situated in the Oswald West State Park. It was dedicated to one of the generous benefactors to the park Sam Reed.
(ODOT Coastal Highway Brochure - Spanning Oregon's Coast)
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 602.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Sam Reed Bridge
Neahkahnie Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.75667, -123.95861(decimal degrees) 45°45'24" N, 123°57'31" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
OR 02311 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 43196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.2 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
August 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
November 1, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
April 26, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
August 10, 2009: Added by Michael Goff
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