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Historic Crooked River Bridge
Crooked River (High) Bridge
The Dalles-California Highway, Terrebonne Vicinity
JeffersonCounty, 1926
(photo by James Norman, ODOT)

This highway span over the Crooked River Gorge provides one of the leading points of scenic grandeur in the central portion of the state. Designed by Conde B. McCullough, this bridge is 464-feet long and consists of a 330-foot two-hinged steel braced-spandrel deck arch. The structure was one of the highest bridges in the United States (at 295-feet from deck to streambed) when it was constructed. Architectural features include an ornamental concrete bridge railing and entrance pylons. A high line cableway was used in the erection of the structure. It is located just upstream from the 1911 Oregon Trunk Railroad steel arch bridge designed by Ralph Modjeski. ODOT recently completed building a new bridge near the historic bridge. Click here for a map showing the location of the Crooked River Bridges. - map