Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by justpeachy » October 12th, 2013, 6:05 pm

Splintercat wrote:ODOT has released the following construction photos of the original highway bridge taken in 1915 -- with some great peeks at the surrounding terrain.
Tom, when Interstate 84 superseded the old highway, did the use that bridge for the new freeway? Or did they tear it down and build a new one?

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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by Splintercat » October 12th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Surprisingly, it was modified in the 1950s when the old highway became I-80N, and existed in its widened form until 1997, when ODOT replaced it with a new structure. A sister structure built in the 1960s -- this bridge was upgraded for seismic stability in 1997, when the 1915 bridge was replaced.

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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by AFLitt » October 13th, 2013, 10:48 am

Tom,
Great pictures of the McCord Creek Bridge (and some nice info that I had not heard before, having moved here in 2002, I missed the bridge project)...

You said that ODOT released these photos recently as a part of the trail dedication and I was wondering where you tracked them down?

I am always keeping my eyes open for these sorts of photos and I haven't had a chance to contact Kristen or Robert at ODOT myself to see if they'd be able to share their historical material with me yet.

Aaron
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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by Splintercat » October 13th, 2013, 8:06 pm

Hi Aaron,

Kristen has been great about posting images on a new Facebook page for the restoration project:

https://www.facebook.com/RecreatingTheH ... verHighway

Before that, you had to dig a bit harder... ;)

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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by AFLitt » October 13th, 2013, 9:02 pm

Splintercat wrote:Hi Aaron,

Kristen has been great about posting images on a new Facebook page for the restoration project:

https://www.facebook.com/RecreatingTheH ... verHighway

Before that, you had to dig a bit harder... ;)

-Tom :)
Tom, that's actually my page, not Kristen's. I hope you like it!
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Re: Pipeline along the Upper McCord Trail

Post by Splintercat » October 17th, 2013, 8:33 pm

Ha! Well, you should be on an ODOT commission, Aaron! :lol: So, if that's not where I picked up the photos... hmm... have to poke around a bit...

Tom

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