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Deer Creek Road Bridge


Deer Creek Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff


BH Photo #179817

Street Views 


Pony truss bridge over Wallowa River on Deer Creek Road
Wallowa County, Oregon
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1911 moved here 1930s relocated to Wallowa and replaced 2015
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.62083, -117.71972   (decimal degrees)
45°37'15" N, 117°43'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/443890/5052172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 63C114509 00012 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 30167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 12, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added build date
  • January 14, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added category "Relocated"
  • September 21, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • September 28, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth


  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com


Deer Creek Road Bridge
Posted May 16, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge appears to be on the move, to be reused along with two other trusses than may be here. 45.62083, -117.71972


Part of Nez Perce Homeland Project

Deer Creek Road Bridge
Posted June 19, 2012, by Rebecca Burrow (rgburrow [at] gmail [dot] com)

Anyone have any thoughts about the origins of this bridge? I'm questioning the 1964 construction date, given that it's entirely riveted and extremely lightweight... It's also definitely not a state standard design or a Coast Bridge Co. design, which are the 2 most common sources of mystery trusses in Oregon.

The steel in the truss is marked with the "J. & L." mill mark (for Jones and Laughlin), but I don't have any other examples of this mark in the state to which I can compare it for possible dating.