Gold Hill Oregon Bridges

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"Concrete arch bridge over Rogue River On 99"

Rock Point Bridge

I went out a couple of days ago to shoot new pictures using my new canon camera and I really liked them. About 5 out 20 turned out nice. Take a beginners class for free on July 7, 2017 and click on the link down below.

I went out a couple of days ago to shoot new pictures using my new canon camera and I really liked them. About 5 out 20 turned out nice. Take a beginners class for free on July 7, 2017 and click on the link down below.

 

Wildish Standard Paving Co. of Eugene, Oregon (Rehabilitation Contractor)

Design

The Rock Point Bridge (wikipendia) is an early major arch bridge completed under the design auspices of Conde B. McCullough, Oregon’s noted bridge engineer. McCullough designed the Rock Point Bridge, originally on the old Pacific Highway, to conform with and complement the local landscape. The structure is 505 feet in length, and the main span is a single 113 foot open-spandrel, rib-type reinforced concrete deck arch. The structure has curved arch fascia curtain walls. The railing on the original main span is an urn-shaped balustrade with a band of dentils below. The ends of the main piers are bushhammered for textured contrast. The structure replaced a timber Howe truss covered bridge. The bridge was built by Parker and Banfield, Portland. Because of the great depth of the water at the bridge location, it was impossible to build falsework under the main arch span. The contractor solved the problem by building a temporary wood truss span over the river to give support to the forms.

To read about the history of the remodeling before and after click here.
(Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon, 1989)

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This is the kind of people who live around these areas you come across visiting these places I have been sharing with you. I realize this isn't the best way to post my story but I thought of it as I drove along the places to take photographs. Here's the main highway off our road a few miles back.

A couple Jackie and Luke fishing at one of the best and most beautiful places to fish. They caught a small salmon and a trout. Like me they catch and release. It was GREAT meeting you guys!

 


Concrete arch bridge over Rogue River on OR 99 at Gold Hill

built in 1927,  rehabilitated in 1947.

NO WAY! Not me! People jump off this during the summer!

NO WAY! Not me! People jump off this during the summer!

Warren through truss bridge over Rogue River on Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (CORP) in Gold Hill

( Also known as the Gold Hill Bridge)

Facts:

  • Location; is on highway 234 (Sams Valley Highway) Southern Oregon in Jackson County.
  • History: Warren through truss bridge over Rogue River on Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad. 
  • Built in 1905, South span adjusted in 1913. 
  • Open to traffic with a new park and walking pathways under the bridge wrapping around into the top of the street.

To find almost every bridge in the USA with detailed facts, historical, construction designs, and even the measurements check out the bridge hunter.  

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