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Short Bridge, Spanning South Santiam River at High Deck Road, Cascadia, Linn County, OR

Short Bridge, Spanning South Santiam River at High Deck Road, Cascadia, Linn County, OR

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Summary

Significance: Built in 1945 to replace an earlier bridge at this site, Short Bridge illustrates Linn County's distinctive open-sided housing that was designed to increase visibility and reduce wind resistance. It is one of the few covered bridges in Oregon to incorporate modern split-ring connectors, which made wood structures competitive with those of steel in the mid-20th century. Short Bridge was rehabilitated in 1988 and continues to carry vehicular traffic, including logging trucks.
Survey number: HAER OR-120
Building/structure dates: 1945 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1988 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Oregon State Highway Commission, designer
Linn County Engineering Department, builder
O'Connell, Kristen, transmitter
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Federal Highway Administration, sponsor
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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