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This is a sign that was posted because there have been dogs that have jumped over the bridge, i remember last summer i had a family check into the motel, they were in tears because there beloved dog took the plunge over this bridge, they were devastated, But when we went this past weekend we wondered how a dog could jump and why?I don't like heights so i didn't stay on the bridge for very long, i don't even like driving across it. Yes Princess was contained to the car and she was not a happy camper, but i wasn't taking any chances.
Crooked River Bridge replaces the High Bridge – now a certified historic landmark – which was designed by famed Oregon bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough and built in 1926. The state will retain High Bridge as a pedestrian and bicycle crossing after structural improvements have been made. Mandated as an arch by ODOT and a citizen advisory committee, the new bridge compliments the design of the old, with adequate separation between the two to allow scenic views of both. “Oregon has developed a culture of bridge design that has largely avoided the stark and industrial efficiency that has affected bridge designs in other states,” commented Goodyear. He added, “The bridge is painted to blend with Nature’s high desert palette. The box is a burnt brown, the arch and columns a rust-red, and abutments a rock-colored gray.”
In Terrebonne, Oregon the Crooked River Bridge was constructed adjacent to the classic Conde McCullock Steel arch bridge. The New bridge spans the Crooked River Gorge, 300 ft. above the river, with a concrete arch span of 410 ft. The structure was built in 28 x 43-ft. segments that supports a concrete box girder that is 79 ft. wide and 5 ft.- 6 in. deep and spans 53 ft. between spandrel columns. First U.S. High Gorge Cast-in-Place Segmental Arch Bridge ever built.
Our next adventure will take us to Lake Billy Chinook So come back and check that out.