Building Oregon

Siuslaw River Bridge (Florence, Oregon)

Siuslaw
Title
Siuslaw River Bridge (Florence, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
McCullough, Conde Balcom Mercer-Fraser Company
Photographer
Shellenbarger, Michael
Creator Display
Conde Balcom McCullough (engineer, 1887-1946) Mercer-Fraser Company (builder/contractor)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2005)
View
view of concrete ornament
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1930-1939
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works bridges (built works) bascule bridges
Location
City of Florence >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Lane County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Date
1936
View Date
1985
Identifier
pna_15823.jpg
Item Locator
Shellenbarger Collection, Q:18 00-03596
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
License
Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Source
Gift of Michael Shellenbarger
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Smith, Dwight A. Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1989 Conde Balcom McCullough (1887-1946), Oregon Encyclopedia, http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/conde_balcom_mccullough/
Note
The Siuslaw River Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Siuslaw River on U.S. Route 101 in Florence, Oregon. It was designed by Conde McCullough, built by the Mercer-Fraser Company of Eureka, California, and funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (later renamed the Public Works Administration). It opened in 1936. The bridge's total length is 1,568 feet (478 m). When open, the 140-foot (43 m) double-leaf bascule provides 110 feet (34 m) of horizontal clearance for boat traffic. The bascule section is flanked by two 154-foot (47 m) reinforced concrete tied arches, identical to those used in the original Alsea Bay Bridge. Four Art Deco-style obelisks house mechanical equipment as well as living quarters for the bridge operator. The total cost of the bridge was $527,000.