Spring Creek Bridge, Spanning Spring Creek at Milepoint 253.98 on Orego, Chiloquin, Klamath County, OR
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Spanning Spring Creek at Milepoint 253.98 on Orego, Chiloquin vicinity, OR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OR-140
Building/structure dates: 1948 initial construction
Significance: Known locally as the "Romeo and Juliet" Bridge, the Spring Creek Bridge is unique in Oregon for its rusticated abutments and pedestrian promenades that extend underneath the deck to intersect with park trials on the upstream and downstream sides of the structure. the bridge is located in Collier State Park on a section of Highway 97 that was constructed during the 1940's and 1950's. The Spring Creek Bridge is a continuous, cast-in-place, reinforced concrete "T" Beam structure comprised of a 60' parabolic arc-shaped mainspan with an overall deck width of 30'. The roadway accommodates 2 lanes of travel and two 3'-6" sidewalks, The railing consists of painted steel picket fence-type balusters spanning between concrete posts. Stylistic influence is Art Moderne, as illustrated in the streamlined, concrete railing posts, and accentuated horizontality exhibited in the rusticated abutments.
Reinforced Concrete Construction
Beams (structural Elements)
Slabs (structural Elements)
Paxson, Glenn S.
Roake, Theodore C.
Doveri, Angela A.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Topographic view of the Spring Creek Bridge and Collier State Park, view looking east.
General perspective view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking east.
General perspective view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking southeast.
General perspective view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking northwest.
Elevation view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking east.
Approach view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking north.
Approach view of the Spring Creek Bridge, view looking south.
Detail view of substructure, view looking at the south abutments and the pedestrian promenade
Detail view of the pedestrian railing
Detail view of the rusticated abutment and pedestrian railing of the promenade.
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