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McCord Creek Bridge, Spanning McCord Creek at Milepost 38.62 on Old Col, Warrendale, Multnomah County, OR



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Location
Spanning McCord Creek at Milepost 38.62 on Old Col, Warrendale vicinity, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OR-135
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1998 subsequent work
Significance: The McCord Creek Bridge is associated with the Columbia River Highway, a National Historic Landmark. Built over a ten-year period (1913-1922), the Columbia River Highway is nationally significant as a representation of cliff-face road building applied to automobile highway construction. Constructed as a scenic tour route from Portland east through the Columbia River Gorge, the highway was unparalleled in the Pacific Northwest in terms of its engineering, design, quality, length, age, natural setting and recreational use. The McCord Creek Bridge is located in Multnomah County, on the oldest section of this highway. In 1950, the old highway was bypassed with a new interstate highway (now Interstate 84). At this time, the McCord Creek Bridge, a reinforced-concrete deck-girder structure, underwent major modification, including deck widening, addition of new bents, placement of diagonal members in the original bents, and replacement of the railings. The McCord Creek Bridge was then replaced in 1998 with a new bridge spanning McCord Creek.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Lancaster, Samuel


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Topographic view of McCord Creek Bridge and the Columbia River Gorge
General perspective view of McCord Creek Bridge, view looking east on Interstate 84
General perspective view of McCord Creek Bridge, view looking southeast
General perspective view of McCord Creek Bridge, view looking southeast
Detail view of railing


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