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Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge, Spanning Crooked River Gorge, Dalles-California Hi, Terrebonne, Deschutes County, OR



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Location
Dalles-California Hi, Terrebonne vicinity, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OR-152
Building/structure dates: 2000 initial construction
Significance: The Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge was completed in 2000, bypassing the original vehicular bridge over the gorge, the Crooked River High Bridge (see HAER No. OR-35 for more information). The bridge is just upstream of the 1926 High Bridge and the 1911 Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge (see HABS No. OR-169) for more railroad information). The bridge was designed by DGES Consulting Engineers in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation Bridge Engineering Section. It features a central 410 reinforced concrete deck arch with open spandrel walls and prestressed reinforced concrete box girder approach spans. The bridge was constructed from the north and south walls of the canyon simultaneously, utilizing traveling formwork to create the arch ribs, which were cable stayed during construction until the closure pour had cured. The bridge was stained with a pigmented sealer following construction to allow the bridge to blend in with the surrounding high desert landscape. The bridge is significant in the Oregon context for its construction technique and as an important crossing of the Crooked River Gorge, a natural barrier to north-south transportation in the high desert region. The bridge was dedicated to Rex T. Barber in 2003, a prominent citizen from nearby Culver and a WW II Army Air Corps ace.

Subjects
Arch Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
DGES Consulting Engineers
Oregon Department Of Transportation
Kiewit Construction Company
Barber, Rex T.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
TOPOGRAPHIC VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW TO SOUTH OF SOUTHERN TRAVELING FORMWORK AND CABLE STAY TOWER.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW OF SOUTH TRAVELING FORMWORK AND NORTH ARCH PRIOR TO CLOSURE POUR.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW TO NORTH ON WEST SIDE.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW TO NORTH.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE ARCH CONSTRUCTION, VIEW OF NORTH ARCH FOLLOWING REMOVAL OF TRAVELING FORMWORK, VIEW TO EAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE DECK POUR, VIEW TO NORTHWEST SHOWING HIGH LINE SYSTEM.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE DECK POUR, VIEW TO NORTH.
DETAIL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE DECK POUR, VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE AFTER COMPLETION, VIEW TO EAST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE AFTER COMPLETION, VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE AFTER COMPLETION, VIEW TO WEST WITH CROOKED RIVER HIGH BRIDGE (1926) AND OREGON TRUCK RAILWAY BRIDGE (1911) IN BACKGROUND.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE, VIEW TO SOUTH ON EAST SIDE.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE, VIEW TO NORTH ON EAST SIDE.
DETAIL PERSPECTIVE OF THE REX T. BARBER BRIDGE, VIEW TO NORTH ON WEST SIDE.
DETAIL ELEVATION VIEW OF REX T. BARBER BRIDGE, VIEW TO WEST AT SOUTHERN END OF ARCH WITH CROOKED RIVER HIGH BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND.


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