Dry Creek Bridge, Spanning Dry Creek on Harris Road (County Road 697, Umapine, Umatilla County, OR
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Spanning Dry Creek on Harris Road (County Road 697, Umapine vicinity, OR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OR-130
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Dry Creek (Harris Road) Bridge #59C35, a riveted steel, pony through truss of the Warren truss configuration is significant for its historic association with rural Umatilla County, an important agricultural area in Oregon, and for its distinctive characteristics of a type and method of construction, now obsolete. The single-span structure is one of thirty-one steel pony truss bridges in the state, and one of only four remaining in Umatilla County. Umatilla County was settled as, and continues to be, a sparsely populated agricultural community, connected to the rest of the state by a network of farm-to-market roads. The Dry Creek Bridge is one of the few remaining historic structures associated with this isolated area of Umatilla County.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Topographic view of Dry Creek Bridge, view looking northeast
Approach view of Dry Creek Bridge, view looking north on Harris Road
Detail view of riveted steel gusset plate connection
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