Hayden Bridge Facts

Jul. 18, 2016

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Facts 

Overview
Rescued Whipple truss bridge over McKenzie River on Abandoned Weyerhauser Logging Railway in Springfield
Location
SpringfieldLane CountyOregon
Status
Under Preservation
History
Built 1882 in Corrine, Utah, 1901 Moved to current location, 1987 Abandoned, 2016 purchased for preservation
Builders
BACH Steel of Holt, Michigan (restoration contractor)
Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
NSRGA / Workin' Bridges (Bridge Owner)
Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Weyerhauser Co. of Longview, Washington (Former Bridge Owner)
Railroads
Oregon & California Railroad (O&C)
Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Weyerhaeuser Wood Railroad (WTCX)
Design
The Hayden Bridge is a single span double intersecting Pratt truss resting on granite slabs set in concrete abutments. The truss is wrought iron except for the connections and ornamentations, which are cast iron. The span is 224.0 feet long. The outside width is 19.5 feet with an inside horizontal clearance of 18 feet. The inside vertical clearance is 14.0 feet and the outside height is 35.0 feet. The deck is 70.0 feet over the river bed at center. 
The Hayden Bridge includes two features that were milestones in the wrought iron period of American bridge building: The Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column.
(HAER OR-12, Hayden Bridge)
Dimensions
Span length: 224.0 ft.
Total length: 224.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
McKenzie River Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.07194-122.96417   (decimal degrees)
44°04'19" N, 122°57'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/502869/4879864 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield
Elevation
459.0 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
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