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Water Canyon Road Bridge


Street View 


Hard to tell the design, due to somewhat poor street view, but it appears to be some sort of shallow Kingpost deck truss. Site visit needed to confirm. Very little information, as bridge is on a private road and not in the NBI.


Other deck truss bridge over Wallowa River on Water Canyon Road
Wallowa County, Oregon
Open to private traffic
Unknown history
3-span Kingpost deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.60875, -117.61581   (decimal degrees)
45°36'31" N, 117°36'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/451981/5050762 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85509 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Deck truss (1,877)
Have street view (27,972)
Kingpost truss (174)
Open (40,418)
Oregon (1,211)
Other deck truss (23)
Owned privately (1,865)
Truss (34,595)
Wallowa County, Oregon (23)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Kingpost truss"


  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com


Water Canyon Road Bridge
Posted June 14, 2019, by Don

Possibly it is a beam bridge with prestressing tendons on the underside of the beams.

Water Canyon Road Bridge
Posted June 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Daniel, I am not sure this particular bridge is truly a kingpost, but it is possible for a kingpost style truss to be configured as a deck truss. Scroll down on my page and view approach span for this bridge: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=t...

Water Canyon Road Bridge
Posted June 12, 2019, by Daniel

I don't recall having heard anything else with the post going down referred to as a kingpost