Winchester Bridge, Spanning North Umpqua River at Pacific Highway, Winchester, Douglas County, OR
General View From Southwest
Perspective View Of Bridge Piers
Detail, Junction Of Arch Span And Approach Span From Northwest
Elevation Of Pier And Base Of Arches
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Spanning North Umpqua River at Pacific Highway, Winchester, OR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OR-33
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-17).
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Significance: The Winchester Bridge is the longest reinforced-concrete ribbed deck arch designed by Conde B. McCullough in the 1920s. It departs in aesthetic character from all his other deck arches in that it has a very strong Tudor and Gothic treatment of spandrel columns, curtain walls, and pedestrian lookouts. This long series of spans exemplifies McCullough's view that a reinforced-concrete arch should be favored in bridge design because of the "quiet, simple dignity of its lines."
Concrete Arch Bridges
McCullough, Conde B.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. General view from southwest
2. Perspective view of bridge piers
3. Detail, junction of arch span and approach span from northwest
4. Elevation of pier and base of arches
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