Structures
Salt Creek Bridge

The Salt Creek Bridge, located at milepost 563.2, or 12 miles east of Oakridge on Highway 58, is the longest bridge between Oakridge and Cascade Summit. It is 510 feet long and built on a 1.7 percent grade. At this point, the tracks make a horsehoe curve and head geographically west, back toward Oakridge. This bridge is an American Bridge Company type built in 1924.

This section is made up of three categories. The first consisting of general photos of the bridge, then a section covering the bridge redecking project in 1993, and concluding with the ICC Valuation report for the bridge. Clicking the thumbnails will open the photo in a new window.







ICC Valuation Report

Statement showing property changes from September 1, 1926, to December 31, 1927

Character of property and description
Date
Units
Number of
units
Cost/unit
$$$
Total
$$$
Account No. 6 Title Bridges, Trestles, & Culverts




Steel Bridges




Bridge 563-A




Single Track-Length 515' over Salt Creek




sta. "AD" 537+67 to "AD" 532+52




Substructure...




....Concrete abutments, concrete foundations and steel towers




....Excavation-Common
Cu Yd 209 .50 105
....Excavation-Loose rock
" 425 .70 298
....Excavation-Solid rock
" 1338 1.25 1,673
....Excavation-Wet 5' to 10'
" 2102 2.55 5,360
....Plain Concrete 1926 " 1220 10.25 12,505
....Steel - Towers " Lbs. 358,812 .0414 14,855
Superstructure...




....5 - 30', 1 - 35', 2 - 60' and 3 - 70' Deck Plate Girder Spans




....Steel - Girders 1926 Lbs. 474,635 .0414 19,650
....Timber - Untreated Fir " m.b.m 16.198 34.50 559
....Timber-Treated fir " " 53.05 8
....Bridge Signs - C.S. 11 " Each 2 1.00 2.00

..........Total

$120,470.05
..........Interest during construction

$10,368.38
..........Final

$130,838.43

© Joel Ashcroft