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South Yamhill River Bridge


Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Mike Garland in April 2018


BH Photo #489208


Girder bridge over South Yamhill River on Or 18-Hwy 483
McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1951
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 990.2 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Three Mile Lane Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.20559, -123.18224   (decimal degrees)
45°12'20" N, 123°10'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/485688/5005805 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
OR 06758 (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 91995 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 28, 2021: New photos from Mike Garland
  • January 21, 2021: New photos from Mike Garland
  • January 20, 2021: Added by Mike Garland


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South Yamhill River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2021, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Mike Garland,

I am glad to see you took notice of the "Peg Leg" repairs on the timber piles.

We have spent way too much time and money keeping this bridge up and running the past few years. I believe we are approaching 100 piles that have been spliced, repaired or replaced since 2015 when I started inspecting the bridge.

In the past few years the deck has really started take a turn as well, we are just hoping to nurse it along with patches until the replacement is completed.

This one is certainly at the end of it's useful life.

At least the steel girders are in decent condition!

Take Care,

Mike Goff