Oregon City Arch Bridge

Oregon City Arch Bridge

The Oregon City Arch Bridge spans the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn. Completed in 1922, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge is 745 ft in length and 28 ft wide with a 360 ft long main span that provides 49 ft of vertical clearance at low river levels.

This bridge is the only Oregon bridge to be encased in gunite, which protects it from corrosive sulfur dioxide emissions from paper mills south of the bridge. The concrete look was favored by bridge designer Conde McCullough, designer of 500 Oregon bridges. His signature detailing is evident in the obelisk pylons with sconced light fixtures, ornate railings, and Art Deco piers.

During 2010–2012, the Oregon City Bridge was given an extensive rehabilitation. The bridge reopened on October 15, 2012, with the $15 million restoration project nearly completed. The final items of work were completed in early 2013.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_City_Bridge

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Oregon City Arch Bridge
Oregon City, OR