- Hood River Bridge
bridge_name=Hood River Bridge
maint=Port of Hood River
trusswith a vertical lift
open=December 9, 1924
coordinates=coord|45.717976|N|121.495211|W|display=inline,title|name=Hood River Bridge
The Hood River Bridge is a
truss bridgewith a vertical lift that spans the Columbia Riverbetween Hood River, Oregonand White Salmon, Washington.
The bridge is currently the second oldest road bridge across the Columbia between Washington and Oregon. It was built by the Oregon-Washington Bridge Company and opened on
December 9, 1924. The original name was the Waucoma Interstate Bridge.
Construction of the
Bonneville Dam23 miles downstream forced the bridge to be altered in 1938 to accommodate the resulting elevated river levels. On December 12, 1950the Port of Hood River purchased the bridge from the Oregon-Washington Bridge Co. for $800,000.
The bridge is operated as a
toll bridgeby the Port of Hood River. Currently the tolls are set to $0.75 per axlefor vehicles, and $0.50 for motorcycles. Bicycles and pedestrians are prohibited from crossing the bridge.
20 piers are used to support the total length of 4,418 ft (1347 m). When closed the vertical waterway clearance is 67 ft (20m). This increases to 148 ft (45 m) when the bridge is open, which typically happens once or twice a month. The horizontal waterway clearance of the lift span is 246 ft (75 m).
It is located at
river mile169, between Bridge of the Gods at RM 148 and The Dalles Bridgeat RM 191.
* [http://www.portofhoodriver.com/History/History-Bridge.htm Port of Hood River - History of the bridge]
* [http://www.rtc.wa.gov/Studies/SR35/docs/sr35BaselineConditionsReportES.htm Replacement bridge summary] , [http://www.rtc.wa.gov/Studies/SR35/docs/sr35BaselineConditionsReport.pdf Full Report] (10MB).
* [http://www.portofhoodriver.com/Bridge/FAQs.htm Steel deck replacement FAQ]
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