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Moffett Creek Bridge on HCRHT

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Moffett Creek Bridge (Steve Hart)
Intact safety light on the Moffett Creek Bridge (Steve Hart)
Engineering diagram of the bridge. from the Historic Columbia River Highway Recording Project, National Park Service

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This is part of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail. Most the old highway in this area was buried by the "water level" highway, now known as I-84, but miraculously the Moffett Creek Bridge was just north of the new highway alignment. Completed in 1915, the bridge is 205 feet long and was the longest three-hinged arch bridge in the United States when completed. A newer, wider bridge was completed in 1950 and this historic bridge languished in the blackberries until 2000 when a new bike path was built connecting this bridge with Tanner Creek, 1.6 miles to the east.

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