Multnomah Creek Bridge

Multnomah Creek Bridge

The Multnomah Creek Bridge, near the 620-foot drop of Multnomah Falls, is a noteworthy short-span arch and is a significant component of the old Columbia River Highway. This reinforced concrete deck arch is 67 feet in length .The barrel arch has solid spandrel walls and is 40 feet in length. The bridge was designed by K.P. Billner under the supervision of C.H. Purcell, State Bridge Engineer, and S.C. Lancaster, Assistant State Highway Engineer. It was constructed [in 1914] by the Pacific Bridge Company of Portland.

Smith, Dwight A., James B. Norman, and Pieter T. Dykman. Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. Portland, Or: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989, page 143.

 

Multnomah Creek Bridge and Multnomah Falls, ca. 1920Multnomah Creek Bridge and Multnomah Falls, ca. 1920

Multnomah Creek Bridge and Multnomah Falls, ca. 1920

 

Multnomah Creek Bridge, June 1994

Multnomah Creek Bridge, June 1994

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